The first release of Max & Me ‘Mirooloo Road’ Woodcarvers Vineyard Riesling.
Max & Me 2017 ‘Mirooloo Road’ Riesling is sourced from our near-neighbour, Michael Mason. Selection of the grapes is paramount to this wine, and the site is cool and with a southerly aspect and good water availability. Great things to keep plushness in the ripening berries and a healthy canopy, but the site still provides ample natural restraint through the limited fertility and soil depth of the quartz and mica schist underlain with shallow sandstone bedrock.
Pick date: 6/04/2017. Flavour intensity is a focus in the winemaking here. Allowing the grapes to ripen lifts the flavour-weight and softens the acid, and by utilising some of the light pressings in the cuvée and fermenting through to dryness, a nice savoury counter to the naturally fragrant lime-citrus characteristics of the Riesling juice balances the palate.