2015 Vintage tested us and once again we prevailed. To begin, a warmer than average spring produced early bud burst. Thankfully flowering conditions were perfect. Then the fun began, January saw a dramatic drop in temperature only to rise again in February then rain in March. Our fruit hung on to receive three weeks of lovely cool but sunny weather in April. Another classic vintage for Delamere.
The fruit for the Naissante Riesling is sourced from three sites around the east and west Tamar Valley. We work with growers around the state to discover fruit of high quality and personality that cannot be produced on our estate. We used minimal intervention after separating the free run and press juices allowing for natural fermentation and extra time on skins leaving less than 2g residual sugar in the wine.
The 2015 Naissante Riesling is impressive, boasting purity, intensity and length. Fresh green apples and lemon zest with delicate floral aromas. A long and balanced citrus finish, sealed wto drink now or will appreciate time in the cellar.
Serve with oysters natural, fresh goats cheese, pan-fried white fish, whitebait fritters, kingfish sashimi, salted fried calamari, or salmon ceviche.