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Claymore Wines

2018 Joshua Tree Watervale Riesling Image

2018 Joshua Tree Watervale Riesling
New Vintage Release

Wine Maker - Nathan Norman

Grape Variety - 100% Riesling

Region - 100% Estate Grown Watervale, Clare Valley

Colour -Bright and lively with green edges.

Bouquet - There’s a lifted perfume of orange and lime blossom with hints of musk, underlined with bath minerals.

Palate - Old fashioned lemon barley cordial is underlaid by pristine, steely minerality. Aromatic bath salt lift carries through to the palate complemented by a pleasant chalkiness.  There is a deceptively powerful concentration to this wine – it is exceptionally fine and finishes dry, without astringency.  A hallmark of the great years is that commanding fruit weight that lingers alluringly in the mouth.

General - When it comes to Riesling, we aim to let the fruit and the season tell the story. 2018 has an amazing Riesling story to tell – while a low yielding year our non irrigated vines held on well despite a heat event in mid January.

We closely control the timing of our Riesling harvests to capture bright natural acidity and optimal fruit balance off the vine, resulting in this wine once again being made without added acid or finings, highlighting the amazing fruit purity that Clare is renowned for.

Made from a blend of parcels drawn from our three Riesling sites, this wine is crafted using only free run juice and cool fermentation. It once again delivers a classic Watervale Rizza with that forward fruit lift and delicate floral elements.

Serve With - The generous fruit weight of this wine would pair incredibly with white anchovy, soft cheese and crusty bread. Peasant gourmet done right!

Alcohol - 11.7%

pH - 3.02

TA - 6.57g/L

Residual Sugar - 1.4g/L

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SKU: 18 JTR
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Riesling
Alcohol %
12.0
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