Pale, lemon yellow in colour, the 2009 Riesling is fresh and youthful, with zesty, lemon-lime perfumes and a classic mineral note. On the palate it is dry and clean, with good weight of crisp, ripe apple fruit and a long, citrus finish. The vineyards are 440-480 metres above sea level, and have an eastsouth-east exposure. The must was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15-18°C, with half a day of skin contact. The wine had minimum contact with its lees. The wine remained for 6 months in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, and for a further six months in bottle before release.