Grape Variety - 100% Riesling
Region - 100% Estate Grown, Shankley Vineyard, Watervale, Clare Valley
Colour - Pale straw with the slightest hint of a white/green hue.
Bouquet - It’s alluring blossom and subtle lemon juice but with just enough minerally acids to promise a masterpiece with years ahead of it.
Palate - Fresh lime pith, almost a sorbet zing, with subtle chalky acids. This wine shows hints of elderflower with a powerful underlying depth, finishing with a racey hint of fleshy texture. She’s zesty, seductively layered and unarguably sophisticated!
General - This wine is languishily captivating. It shows a length and complexity that continues for some time and will only get better as it ages. In its youth it has a pent up energy with a squeaky clean minerality that will unfold in the years to come. It will cellar for years (if you can wait that long!) 100% free run juice, hand-picked grapes from old vines. No added acid or finings. Gently pressed and fermented slowly in controlled conditions to maintain the fruit purity. As always; a truly exceptional expression of Clare Valley Riesling from this very special site.
Serve With - The schisty minerals, textural weight and thrust of herbiness would see this stunning wine pair perfectly with Pan roasted swordfish with lemon and caperberries sauce. This wine can be cellared for 10-15 years.
Alcohol - 11.5%
pH - 2.85
TA - 6.97g/L
Residual Sugar - <1.0g/L