Dicey Bannockburn Riesling 2023 (6 Bottles) Bannockburn, Central Otago

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AT FIRST SIP-Hello green nectarine and citrus. Mandarins galore which seems to be a thing for Central Riesling. An off-dry style which welcomes the positive avalanche of pomelo/green apple/white nectarine like acidity. Overall balanced and thirst quenching. AFTER A FEW-Oh boy we do love cool climate Riesling.

The fruit was harvested mid-season. Destemmed and pressed to tank where it cold settled for 10 days. Racked off clean juice with some light lees taken for texture. Indigenous yeast fermentation, allowed to cool naturally with ~25g/L residual sugar remaining. Left on gross lees for 6 months. Bottled unfined, filtered November 2022.



About Dicey Wines

Wine is about place. Dicey is a place that is a rocky pocket of Central Otago: Bannockburn. It’s not easy to make wine here. Hoar frosts. Wind. Bitter cold and crackling heat. The land is unforgiving and the wines express that struggle.

The fruit comes from three vineyards started by three families transcending two generations. James and Odelle have The Inlet. Matt and Ali belong to Black Rabbit. Their pioneering parents, Robin and Margi, own their Swansong.

Our vineyards are named Swansong, Black Rabbit, and Inlet. Swansong is steep — the vines clawing their way along terraces of eroded gravel and clay. Black Rabbit sits on ancient bedrock, vines nestled into windblown soil. Inlet’s vines drape over a terrace of deep river gravel. We coax the best out of these reluctant soils by striving for balance.

Dicey Bannockburn wines pay homage. They tell the annual story of the region and share the colours of each season. The Single Vineyard wines have an even sharper focus.

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