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2015 La Linea Vertigo 25GR Riesling

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Although 25GR sounds like a model of sports car it’s actually a different feat of engineering that the team at La Linea have connived. 25GR actually stands for the amount of residual sugar per litre this off-dry Riesling contains. The wine shows the balance between sugar and acids that makes it such a food-friendly proposition. Expect, lime and nectarine aromas before a textured palate of sweet fruit that ends with mouth-watering acids.

Winemaker's Notes

Hand-picked when ripe but with slightly higher acidity and lower baumé than would be ideal for a dry style, the fruit was made into wine very simply: chilled, carefully pressed, racked clean and fermented cool. When the almost-dry wine tasted balanced – which turned out to be with 25 grams of residual sugar (hence 25GR) – the fermentation was stopped with chilling. The wine was then stabilised and readied for bottle with a minimum of intervention.

It is a complex combination of fruit intensity, acidity, sweetness, and alcohol. Each attribute is in harmony with the other, resulting in a wine that has genuine charm and poise.

Alc/Vol: 13.0%
pH: 3.05
Acid: 7.4 g/L
Sugar: 25 g/L

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2015 La Linea Vertigo 25GR Riesling

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; an astutely made riesling with (as the label says) 25 g per litre of residual sugar (and low alcohol in consequence); the sugar is balanced by the acidity, leaving the wine free to express its delicious lime and passionfruit flavours. Great Kabinett style.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Similar label to TRKN; here 25GR means 25 grammes per litre of residual sugar, beautifully balanced by lime-juicy acidity; another of the ever-growing band of Mosel rieslings, and a good wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Seductive style, the appreciable sweetness of 25 grammes of residual sugar communicated by the name. Great with Asian food or as an aperitif.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009

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