Hedonistic and tightly focused, this exceptionally balanced wine displays lemon, lime and a seamless spine of natural acidity leading to a finish of extraordinary length.
At release, the wine is a very pale green/straw colour with a slight green tinge to the edge.
The wine displays vibrant lime aromas with hints of lemon and faint floral notes.
This particular Clare Riesling is still tight and restrained with a linear focus to the palate and purity of fruit flavours. There are lashings of fresh lemon/lime juice characters up front and a slate-like minerality across the mid-palate. It is backed up by a persistent and refreshing lime acid finish.
In the growing season leading up to vintage 2019, the Clare Valley experienced quite challenging conditions with winter rainfall well under the long term averages and then periods of frost and hail delivered less than ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. As we progressed into the January ripening period, the challenges continued with extensive periods of hot weather. Thankfully in February the conditions moderated, reflecting a more Mediterranean climate with daytime temperatures far more ideal for ripening. Our winemaking team report that whilst yields are down, good quality exists amongst both the red and white varieties from this vintage.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle