Latest harvest for Leeuwin Riesling

16 May, 2008

Margaret River producer Leeuwin Estate has released the 2006 vintage of its Art Series Riesling, which was the product of its latest harvest dates on record.

The estate yielded a small crop in cool conditions from 30-year-old vines from which the wine is made.

Viticulturist David Winstanley said: "We keep the Riesling canopies large and leafy to protect the fruit from the sun, prolonging the ripening period and enabling the acid to be retained."

The best grapes for the Art Series Riesling typically come from two blocks in the vineyard.

"The wines from these blocks show pronounced lime, citrus and blossom character and have a wonderful acid backbone," said Winstanley.

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