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Gilbert Labour
09 December 2021

Patina Wines [Orange Region NSW], 'Sticky Tea' Riesling 2018

Gerald Naef, winemaker at Patina Wines constantly strives to tweak and push boundaries with his winemaking.
Such is the case with this quirky Patina 2018 'Sticky Tea' Riesling, a fortuitous result of experimenting with fermenting remaining, delicately basket-pressed Riesling skins.
It is a sweetly refreshing, lowish alcohol [9.9% Alc] drop best enjoyed slightly chilled or on ice as an aperitif.
Top notes of mandarine, lavender and Earl Grey tea glide over the palate without the cloyishness sometimes expected of that style.
Fragrant and smoothly succulent, our bottle was a lovely complement to our fruit and charcuterie platter.

Price: $25 / 375 ml
Wine Category: Riesling
Cellar: Now to 3 years
Winery Website: [0429 457575] [0414 736342]