Andrew Guard

2016 Hochkirch Riesling

This has the steely centre that characterises many Western Victorian Rieslings but instead of the usual citrus profile, this wine has blossom, pollen and green apple aromas. It’s incisive and vibrant mouth feel and tingling natural acidity give this characterful wine tension and balance.

Hochkirch vineyard lies on a north facing slope 250 m. above sea level along an elevated plateau running southwest from Dunkeld at the foot of the Grampians in far south west Victoria. The vines are not irrigated and no synthetic fungicides, pesticides or fertilizers are used; currently the Nagorckas are certified bio-dynamic by Demeter.