Made exclusively from a single block of 1978 Riesling plantings, this wine's purity conveys all that is special about Tantalus' historic, old vineyard.
Block 5 sits on a north slope of deep, silty soils. This two-acre block is bordered by a mature Ponderosa pine forest on its western edge - which offers dappled late afternoon and evening sun exposure. The fruit is handpicked and gently pressed and fermented cold for 45 days. The wine spends 4 months on lees and 2 years in bottle before release.
Pale yellow in the glass, the nose is subtle and nuanced at first splash. Evolving, notes of white florals and lime zest appear at first followed by mandarin pith, fresh herb oil and pineapple. Bold flavours on the palate of kiwi fruit with fresh lime and Bosc pear are complemented by wet river rock and a fine chalkiness and marmalade.
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