Express Winemakers Riesling is produced at Mount Barker in the Great Southern region of WA. It is a funky natural Riesling from laid-back winemaker, Ryan O'Meara.
This Riesling is from two organically farmed Great Southern Vineyards, one in the Albany sub-region and another in Frankland. Hand-picked and direct pressed to a combination of old oak barrels and a ceramic egg. The juice underwent natural fermentation and was matured under flor for 10 months. The resultant wine has distinctive Great Southern Riesling notes of citrus blossom, preserved lemon and lime cordial, while the palate is more developed with nutty flavours and a saline tang.
A little background on Express Winemakers.
Express Winemakers are about producing wines that are uniquely expressive of their origins. We currently lease and manage four small vineyards in the Mount Barker and Porongurup sub-regions of Western Australia’s Great Southern. We feel that the cool climate and ancient decomposed granite soils of the Great Southern lends itself to low yielding vines producing high quality fruit, which is necessary to make expressive minimal intervention wines.
We farm our vineyards using organic practices eschewing the use of synthetic chemicals. We don’t irrigate our vineyards forcing the vines to send roots deep into the sub-soil. Our fruit is all hand harvested and crushed by foot, commonly employing whole bunches including the stalks. Both primary and malo-lactic fermentation occur spontaneously with native yeast and bacteria. Movement of the wine is kept to a minimum and no fining or filtration is used. We believe that these practices as well as being better for the environment, help create delicious wines that express a sense of place.
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