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 straw colour with a slight green tinge to the edge.
The wine displays zesty lemon and lime aromas along with faint orange blossom and talc.
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.
The season for vintage 2020 started with challenging weather events that included spring frosts at budburst and then hot and windy conditions during flowering. The summer brought bushfires and other wild weather. One minute there was searing heat and the next, heavy rain and chilly, gusty wind! February saw weather conditions return to normal and a nice fall of rain invigorated the vines prior to harvest commencing. Into March, the weather remained relatively mild and harvest progressed smoothly and steadily. While it was a very tough year for growers, the quality of the fruit was high, which is heartening. Our winemaking team report that the wines from this vintage have wonderful colour, powerful concentration and varietal intensity.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle