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. A wine with potential to cellar 10-15 years and likely to show at its best after 12 months in bottle.
Alcohol - 12.2%
pH - 3.04
TA - 6.57g/L
Residual Sugar - <1.0g/L