The wine has delicate floral citrus notes on the nose. Lemon, lime and hints of passion fruit are all here in abundance. The palate is focussed, pure and linear with a delicious juicy lime fruit finish. Elegant and intense with a touch of minerality.
Handpicked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceeded a long, cool fermentation averaging 14°C. After a short fermentation the wine was bottled soon after to retain freshness and vivacity.
Review by: Winestate
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
I don’t drink much Riesling these days, not sure why but I always seem to want Chardonnay or an older Hunter Semillon…or a Red. I think Mattinson is starting to have a bad influence on me…
Light, pretty and floral with a bit of the old lemon blossom and vanilla over citrus fruit. Fine, dry and racy in the mouth with penetrating acidity and a nice lick of chalkiness and spice on exit. I have a minor reservation about the acidity, which seems a little sandpapery and abrasive at present, but otherwise I like the cut of its jib.
Review by: Tyson Stelzer, WBM 100
Tyson Stelzer The best wine to emerge from the Chateau yet, this is a fresh lime fruit and lemon blossom accented style. The palate is clean, fresh, fruit-driven and concentrated, with a lime cordial flavour and a tight backbone of zesty acidity.
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Review by: Brisbane Fine Wine Festival 2009
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion