Gilbert Riesling 6pk 2019
5th and 6th generation winemakers Simon and Will Gilbert are amongst the vanguard of winemakers in NSW leading the evolution towards more contemporary and modern wines.
Producing wines from their own vineyards in Mudgee, as well as through long-term contracts with vineyards in Orange, Simon and Will make exceptional cool climate wines. High-elevation vineyards, with long sunny days during the growing season result in grapes with exceptional flavour and aroma. With Will taking a more hands-on role in the winery, the style of Gilbert Family Wines has evolved substantially over the past few years, with the winemaking philosophy gearing more and more towards the minimal-intervention approach, and anew range of naturally inclined wines.
Gilbert Family Wines Riesling 2019
Hand picked. De-stemmed and pressed, with incremental increases in the pressure to glean aromatic compounds and textural nuance from the skins. Fermented cool in tank, before draining to neutral wood for completion, stirring and élévage on full lees. Tangerine, tonic, bergamot, lemon oil and quinine. Lime, a given. But so much more! 5% fermented on skins. A little malolactic sneaking across the lo-fi controls. The result, excellent. Scintillating, steely length and cut-glass precision.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion