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2021 Melva Riesling

2021 Melva Riesling


Named after my Grandma, Melva is a wild fermented Riesling inspired by exotic off-dry wine styles of the world. With aromatic floral spice of blossom and quince, the palate is slippery and luscious. 

Created from the Peglidis vineyard, the handpicked fruit is handled oxidatively in the winery and is fermented 100% with indigenous yeast in twenty-year-old French oak barriques. While left to sit on lees in the oak for 4 months the wine is stirred regularly and the truly succulent profile develops.

Sealed with a screwcap to ensure the integrity of the product, you can be confident that this wine will continue to reward you with careful cellaring.

Flavour Profile

The Peglidis vineyard has been carefully tended by the same custodians for the last forty-nine years and is an important wine growing source for wines by KT. 

With its chocolate loam soil over limestone, the soil has great water holding capacity to ensure healthy vine canopy as fruit protection. This all makes for grapes in excellent condition and health.

Winemaker: Kerri Thompson
Grapegrower: B & Y Peglidis
Single Vineyard: Peglidis Vineyard
Planted: 1970
Farming: dry grown
No acid, enzymes, fining or filtration used in the production of this wine. VEGAN friendly.


Alcohol = 11.0%
pH =  2.91
TA = 6.85
RS =  14.0g/l

About Wines By KT

Wines by KT are small, lovingly cared for parcels of fruit that have traditional techniques used in their creation. I’m passionate about the township of Watervale 5452 and am working with dry grown, sustainably farmed vineyards in the area. With gentle care from grapegrower to winemaker, working with sustainable principles, it’s my intention to produce wines with drinkability and personality.