Ridgeback Wines July 2013 Newsletter

Monday, 1 July, 2013
Ridgeback Wines
With harvest forgotten and our first white wines already bottled it is a good time to compare vintage conditions with the quality of wine seen in the bottle.
The mild conditions at the start of harvest really helped to preserve the delicate Sauvignon Blanc flavours now so abundant in each bottle of 2013. The same can also be said for the beautiful rose petal and strawberry sorbet flavours in the 2013 Shiraz Rosé.

The red wines, now all having completed their secondary malolactic ferments, are all resting in barrel or tanks. These too are showing great promise, especially old favourites such as the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well as the slightly more tricky Merlot. Good density and length with ripe tannin on the finish is the line running through the entire 2013 vintage.

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