A pristinely clear rim, bright straw in colour with hues of green. Riesling
An abundance of floral characters on the nose. Made purely from free-run juice, this elegant yet full-flavoured wine has a palate that is balanced by zesty citrus flavour and crisp clean mineral acidity. The complexity and structure of this riesling ensure terrific cellaring potential.
Established by the Devitt family in 1975, Ashbrook produced its first commercial wine (Riesling) in 1979 and its 30th vintage in 2008. Only grapes handpicked and grown on the Estate are used and all processing, winemaking, bottling and packaging are closely controlled using the Estate's own state of the art facilities Extensive use of the sophisticated "lyre" trellising system in the vineyard maximizes flavour potential and allows Ashbrook to produce only a premium label for each grape variety. All vineyard management techniques, including the application of composted mulch, are focused on the sustainable maintenance of excellent vine health. All grape picking and all vine pruning are carried out by hand. Seventeen hectares of grapes produce 150 - 170 tonnes of fruit which equates to 12,000 - 14,000 cases of wine annually.