This Mort’s Reserve has been held back for further bottle age and is now drinking perfectly. The 2011 has an impressive list of awards and is now further aged for a wonderful drinking experience.
Released as our finest Riesling cuveé of the vintage, the Mort’s Reserve was chosen from a single block on our famed Mort’s Block vineyard. Planted in 1970, it’s red loamy topsoil over the much deeper limestone base and east – west orientated rows are the perfect ingredients from which to craft this wine.
The 2011 vintage was one of the most challenging we have seen at Kilikanoon in our short history. Extremely cool ripening conditions over summer and until the end of the harvest period, coupled with intermittent rain throughout, created intense pressures and yield reductions. However, the protracted cool conditions allowed for one of the most intensely fl avoured and delicate Mort’s Reserve Rieslings to be released in a decade.
Watervale soils are typified by fertile red brown loams overlying limestone sub layers; soil profiles that lend themselves to growing Riesling of exceptional distinction and character. All fruit was hand harvested during late February and early March, typically yielding around the 5.0 – 6.0 tonnes per hectare.
Showcasing the most distinguished of Kilikanoon’s terroir, Mort’s Reserve Riesling is a symphony of texture and complexity. We use only hand harvested fruit and free run juice, before a long and cool ferment; crafting the unequivocal essence of Kilikanoon.
Brilliant in Clarity, almost transparent in colour with subtle green tints.
Best described as intensely floral, citrus lime and lemon scented, overtly varietal yet sensually restrained.
Full Flavoured yet delicate and precise, the palate is all fresh lime juice and lemon zest, beautifully balanced and enhanced by its piercing natural acidity.