Damsteep Riesling | Black Estate

If you see the slopes of this vineyard you’ll realise where the name comes from. A firmly structured, mouth-wateringly dry Riesling destined to evolve beautifully.

Region:

North Canterbury

Appellation:

Waipara Valley

Variety / Blend:

Riesling:

Climate:

Cool maritime

Soils:

Brown and orange clay, with sandstone on a limestone base

Farming:

Certified Organic

Altitude:

140-180m

Fermentation:

Indigenous yeasts, propogated from a vineyard starter. Mainly stainless steel, 5% in old oak

Ageing:

12 months in 3-10 year old French oak