• Watervale Riesling

Watervale Riesling

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REGION: Watervale / Clare
GROWER: Dean Kloock
VINE AGE: 27 years
SOIL PROFILE: light brown loam over limestone
ASPECT: mild easterly aspect.
FARMING: conventional

Fruit is destemmed, crushed then pressed. Settled juice is fermented with selected yeast until dry. The wine is then clarified and bottled.

pH 3.03 | 7.78 g/l TA | 1.2 g/l RS | 11.2

The old labels are gone (and I loved them too, though I don’t mind the new ones either), and I know Col McBryde expects to get shouted at for the change, though, perhaps, there are better things we could be venting spleen over? The price remains the same, anyway. This comes from a block planted in the early 90s, and gets four months on gross lees.

Green apple, lime, aniseed, a distinct chalkiness, with a dusting of spice and perfume. The texture is excellent, definitely stony and chalky, but also with a saline/savoury character too, a little lemon peel and quinine on a tight and chalky finish of excellent length. Love the feel of this wine, and its subtle, almost white vermouth with a green olive seasoning. Terrific.

Rated : 94 Points, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au