It’s a riesling with what winemakers call “texture”, slightly more unctuous in mouthfeel, its varietal lime notes creamier, yet in the finish still deftly supported with deliciously toned acidity.
“It’s undoubtedly a powerfully flavoured wine,” Phil says.
It’s a riesling that drinks with more medium weight sensibilities, ready now as well as for a few more years development and maturity.
In this wine, Phil echoes his mentor, riesling master John Vickery, who has always queried the point of making riesling that takes years to fully open and grow all its flavour when you can let it ripen up a little more on the vine, treat it carefully and it will be brimming with flavour from the start.
Try this Max and Me 2018 Riesling and you’ll get the idea.