Max & Me 2021 ‘Mirooloo Road’ is from grapes grown by Michael Mason on his Flaxman Valley vineyard. The site (on Mirooloo Road) is cool, with a southerly aspect. Natural yield restraint occurs due to the limited fertility and soil-depth of the quartz and mica schist with shallow underlain sandstone bedrock.
Pick date: 04/03/2021. An idyllic growing season preceded Vintage 21. Winter 20 gave good rainfall to fill the soild (if not quite filling the dams), then Spring, and Summer, leading into vintage were notable for an absence of really hot conditions. This allowed a gentle and measured ripening process, enhancing the beautiful fragrance and acid structure of this variety. At optimal maturity the grapes were harvested (in the cool of night), and the Riesling juice cool-fermented in stainless steel to dryness.
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