Block 8 Riesling - Clark Estate
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BLOCK 8 RIESLING

Made in a style to showcase the spectacular flavours of our Riesling grapes. Our Block 8 Rieslings are low in alcohol & have an intense acidity balanced by a generous natural sweetness. These attributes come together beautifully to create harmonious, fresh and vibrant wine.

VINEYARD

We allow our Riesling vines to develop in their own way with minimal interference in their natural growth.  At harvest we look for flavours of lime, grapefruit and the magic 18 brix sugar level.  This is necessary to stop the wine at 8% alcohol without taking the residual sugar too high.  This natural high acidity balances out the sweetness creating the perfect tension on the palate.

WINEMAKING

Everything is about the number 8. Once the juice has been settled fermentation is controlled by cooling and 8 days is all that is needed to convert the right amount of sugar into 8% alcohol.  After stopping the fermentation, the wine is left on the yeast lees which falls to the bottom.  The wine is stirred 8 times over several months to create a generous complexity.

SIMON CLARK WINEMAKER INTERVIEW

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