Bright Straw yellow. So dense. Saline, wet rock, cinnamon and sandalwood. Savoury brioche and a hint of garrigue - rosemary flowers, bay leaves, green olive. Tightly coiled with a flinty grapefruit core, which unfurls to white blossom to follow the saline mineral drive. Searingly long. Where Rising truly shines.
A challenging vintage to pair with a challenging year in general . Spring 2019 was cool, windy and wet resulting in low crops due to poor fruit set . Temperatures remained moderate, and rain throughout the harvest period provided challenging conditions. Overall , the coolish and wet weather resulted in low sugars (therefore a lcohols) and crisp, refreshing acidity.
Single Vineyard. A blend of Birdwood (P58/south facing), BIBS (I10V5 & Bernard 76/west facing), House (P58/nor th-west facing), Number 1 (Bernard 95/south facing) blocks.
Hand picked, whole bunch pressed, indigenous yeast ferment in French oak barrels (a mix of puncheons and hogsheads) – 23% new. Some barrels were lef t to go through malo-lactic fermentation (maybe 15%). The wine was left on lees in barrel for 10 months before racking into tank with fine lees for a further 3 months to integrate before bottling.