Tasting notes - Robert Stein Vineyards (NSW) 2010

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Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard, Mudgee, New South Wales

Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard, Mudgee, New South Wales [©Winepros/VisitVineyards.com]

Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard, Mudgee, New South Wales

Robert Stein Wines can trace their winemaking history back to 1838, when the famous Macarthur family brought Johann Stein to Australia with the country’s first cuttings of Rhine riesling.

These vines flourished at Camden Park under Johann’s careful watch. 138 years later, in 1976, Robert ‘Bob’ Stein purchased 75 acres in Mudgee and renewed the Stein passion for viticulture.
 

 

Robert Stein 2009 Riesling

2009 was a great year for growing grapes in Mudgee. A dry Summer and cool Autumn nights provided perfect ripening for all white varieties. This riesling was harvested on 23rd February 2009.

The grapes were hand selected in the early morning to reain freshness and flavour. Gentle whole bunch pressing occurred and fermentation was in a stainless steel. A minimalist approach was taken in the winery to allow the natural and true flavours of our vineyard to express i

This riesling is fresh and youthful with a classical structure, citrus and lime juice flavuors, with a crisp and racy acidity. It can be enjoyed young and will age well is cellared correctly.

Alc/Vol 11.0%

 

Robert Stein 2005 Reserve Shiraz

2005 was in the middle of the Mudgee drought spell with vineyard yields being extremely low. All reds showed concentration of fruit because of lack of water.

The shiraz was harvested from the B-C block vineyard which is deep clay loam soils at 520m above sea level. it was fermented in small open fermetnrs and gently hand plunged several times daily. Maturation was in 40% new French and American Hogsheads for 18 months.

Intense ruby red hues, leading to enticing aromas of star anise, clove, cinnamon and black cherry. The palate opens up to a spicy mix of blackcurrants, vanilla and dark chocolate. The finish is long, well balanced and will match well with many foods.

Alc/Vol 13.5%

Regions

  • Central Ranges (NSW)
  • Explorer Country (NSW)
  • Mudgee (NSW)

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