• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

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2020 Pfeiffer Riesling

A wonderful wine, reminiscent of limes and passionfruit. Good mid-palate flavour balanced by a crisp acidity.
Normal Price: $19.90
Wine Club Price: $17.91

Grapes Riesling

Vintage 2020

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2020 Riesling to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

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Fruit Sourcing Clare Valley | South Australia

Harvest Date March 2020

Vintage Like most of south eastern Australia, Rutherglen experienced dry conditions in winter and spring of 2019. Our annual rainfall for 2019 was well below the average 565mm, with only 356mm falling for the year. With such low rainfall, we were forced to commence irrigation in late September to try to build canopy strength. Irrigation continued throughout the rest of the year, constantly throughout the summer and also during the harvest.

Unfortunately, like many other wine regions in Australia, we experienced the devastating effects of the 2019/2020 bushfires, and the impact of smoke exposure to our vineyards, both the family owned and our long term growers.

After extensive analytical and organoleptical testing of both our fruit and micro ferments (we conducted 70 micro ferments prior to the start of vintage), we made the heartbreaking decision to reject approximately 70% of our normal intake.

Fortunately, we were able to draw on our industry friends and colleagues, who helped us source fruit from other regions across Victoria, that weren’t smoke affected, including Great Western, Bendigo, Heathcote, Nagambie and Swan Hill.

Generally speaking, yields were naturally low, due to the continued dry conditions of the season. The quality of the fruit that was harvested was very good, particularly in the reds. The low yields saw very good colour development, with the fuller varieties of Shiraz, Durif, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo being the highlights of the season. Our white varieties were expressive of their varietal characters, with the textural varieties of Chardonnay and Vermentino being the highlights. 
Winemakers Comments Riesling is regarded very highly in the Pfeiffer family for its wonderful depth of flavour and great potential for bottle maturation.

Our 2020 Riesling is pale straw in colour.  The nose is fresh and vibrant, with intense lime zest and orange blossom characters.  The palate is elegant and racy, with lemon lime fruit flavours and vibrant acidity, leading to a crisp, dry finish.

Partners Extremely versatile, able to handle both delicate and strong flavours.  Superb with seafood.

Cellar Eminently enjoyable now whilst young and zesty, but even more sublime as it gracefully matures through until 2030.

Vegan Friendly

Vegan No | Vegetarian Yes.  Produced with the aid of milk products and traces may remain.
Yeast QA23 – A yeast which heightens aromatics.

Allergens Preservative (220) Added.

Technical Details Res. Sugar .41 g/L        
pH 3.11
TA 6.46 g/L        
Alcohol 12.8 % v/v