Regional Selection - Clare Valley Riesling 2017


Regional Selection - Clare Valley Riesling 2017


Region - Clare Valley, South Australia

Vineyard - Our Auburn vineyard is the dominate source of grapes for this wine, though there is small inclusions from both of our Watervale growers and some fruit from the Polish Hill River sub region. Vine age ranges from 10 to 40 years.

Growing Conditions – The 2017 Season was shaped by heavy spring rains which delayed development leading to a later and thereby cooler vintage, provided a fuller satiated soil profile leading to large vine growth and consequent fruit shading, yield and potential. Further regular rain events leading up to veraison kept the vines motoring and the potential for disease high. Thankfully the autumn period was remarkably dry allowing ripening to proceed without disease pressure. The overall result was highish yields, distinctly varietal purity of flavour and elegant structures.

Winemaking – With the utmost attention to the selection of a harvest date the grapes were all picked between midnight and 8am when the temperatures are at their coolest. Crushing and pressing of the chilled fruit occurred immediately with the aim of achieving the quickest separation of juice from the skins with the minimum complication or physical harm to the skins. A generous pressings cut was made and only the free-run was used for this wine. A neutral efficient yeast was selected for the fermentation of clean juice. Fermentation was very controlled at cool temperatures. Anaerobic winemaking occurred after fermentation prior to bottling in July 2017.

Winemakers Tasting Notes – The 2017 Regional Riesling displays bright fragrant aromas of freshly squeezed lime juice with notes of camomile and orange blossom. The palate’s fruit balance is well supported by nervy mineral like acidity and complimenting aromatics. A focussed wine with purity and length. The wine is best enjoyed in its youth but will further reward with 3-5 years of bottle age.


Analysis -pH 3.10 | Alc. 11.0% | TA 7.3g/l

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