3 bottles of 2021 Worlds Apart Wines 'In the Flowers' Riesling
The 'In the Flowers' Riesling, sourced from 55+ year old vines, naturally fermented, whole-bunch pressed, and aged in varying sizes of old french barrels, is most certainly "yum". There is a citrus-tinged, mineral-dense character, produced by the quartz-dominant soils and cool-climate of Eden Valley. This profile is well met by the texture and weight that barrel-fermentation and lees stirring provide, with residual sugar in balance, and a very high natural acidity after a long cool ripening season. On the palate, this is pure, fresh Riesling: mixed citrus (grapefruit pulp, wisps of lemon and lime zest) accented by dried herbs and vibrant floral character, with white pepper and salt carrying through the finish.