There are currently three generations of family members currently involved in the Derwent Estate, planted on the historic Mt Nassau property which has been in the current owner’s family since 1913.
Derwent Estate are currently producing an impressive range of cool-climate wines, with the quality seemingly improving with each release. Current standouts in the range including their Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Winemaking: Hand picked on four separate picking days; one early, and one late for different flavour profiles, one grown specifically for skin contact, and the final component is destined for lees stirring without sulphur. Pressed under inert gas. The juice is fermenting within 24hrs of harvest, without being chilled or reheated. The fermentation takes place using cultured yeast at extremely cool temperatures, below 9 degrees C, over 30-35 days. The wine is stabilised, lightly fined, filtered and bottled. All within 90 days from harvest.
Tasting Notes: Aromatic and bright, married with a beautiful texture and clean acid finish. The time in the bottle has resulted in the perfect balance between acid and fruit. Aroma: Mandarin, lime, honeysuckle. Palate: Citrus, sherbet, chalky phenolics, bright acid finish.
Style: This is a dry Riesling with only 3.5g/l of residual
Colour: Pale Straw
Bouquet: Mandarin, lime, honeysuckle
Palate: Citrus, sherbet, chalky phenolics, bright acid finish
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential: 20 Years