2016 Clare Valley Watervale Riesling

 
 

$21.00

New release

A classic dry style of Riesling with sensuous lime, lemon and floral aromas. The provocative citrus flavours on the palate balance nicely with the embracing acidity, finishing with good length of flavour.

Product Description

STYLE

Produced as a classic dry style.

VITICULTURE

The fruit was sourced off the Castine family single site Golf House vineyard grown in the famous Watervale region. The soil profile is red loam over friable limestone and the yield was 3 tonnes/acre.

VINIFICATION

Another early vintage similar to 2015. Prior to harvesting, there were mild heat days and cool nights, allowing the grapes to ripen steadily and develop pronounced citrus aromas and flavours, with hints of orange blossom – a great quality year for Riesling in the Clare Valley. The grapes were harvested in early February. Only the free run juice is used for the Tim Gramp Riesling. Post fermentation the wine was cold stabilised and filtered. The wine was bottled in July. 11.5% alc/vol

TASTING NOTES

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the famous Watervale region off the Castine Golf House single site vineyard. A classic dry style of Riesling with sensuous lime, lemon and floral aromas. The provocative citrus flavours on the palate balance nicely with the embracing acidity, finishing with good length of flavour. Time in the cellar of 7-10 years will reward the consumer with a wine of enticing complexity.