Robert Stein SRG 2017

The SRG stands for Semillon, Riesling and Gewürztraminer and is a reinvention of one Robert Stein’s oldest blends. Current winemaker Jacob Stein says it best with his comments: “My grandfather first launched a Semillon Riesling blend 40 years ago and it was one of our most successful wines. The grapes for this wine were a field blend that was wild fermented on skins for four days prior to pressing off and finishing fermentation on heavy lees in order to build texture. We have included a component (17 per cent) of Gewürztraminer in order to create a slightly fresher, modern expression of the blend. The style is quite different to the wines of the past and the Gewürztraminer adds an extra dimension to the wine.”

Robert Stein, SRG, Mudgee, 2017

Aromatic and intense floral nose with plenty of lemon/lime citrus highlights and a soft soapiness. Calming, like doing the dishes and staring out the kitchen window on a sunny spring day. Water cracker biscuit and light lychee fruit wrapped with smoke.  The flavour profile is a little confusing however with tart citrus fruits, green apple, brown pear and a briny, fishy meaty character. Incredibly textural and broad through the palate for so little alcohol. Served well chilled else it tends to come across a little flabby.

RRP: $18
Alc: 10%
Rating: 16/20

Wine sample courtesy of Robert Stein and Define Wine

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