In May 2015, we harvested our late picked Riesling. Promising to be a great addition to our expanding selection of wines, this wine will feature a very sweet and sticky approach. In order to maximise the sweetness of the wines, we waited for the first frost to pick our first crop of Sweet Riesling Grapes.
You may be familiar with Ice Wine, famously grown in Canada's Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Region and this wine that we're trailing is a little bit similar in its preparation. Ice Wine concentrates the sugars as the sugars and other dissolved solids do not freeze, but the water does. This allows for a more concentrated grape which must to be pressed from the frozen grapes, resulting in a smaller amount of more concentrated, very sweet wine (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_wine).
In the first week of May, 2015, we had our first frost and therefore, our Sweet Riesling Grapes were ready for harvest. We are looking forward to the results to share with you!
Lastly, you might be wondering what's with the photos featured? Well, our winemaker was trailing different lighting effects on our Sweet Riesling Grapes. We think the grapes look pretty amazing using these lighting techniques. We'd love to know your thoughts on these photos, and our Sweet Riesling Wine, in the comments!
Flyfaire Wines is located in the Woomargama National Park and we are close to the regional centres of Holbrook, Albury/Wodonga, Canberra, and Wagga Wagga. We produce quality cool climate wines and provide a premium cellar door experience.