2017 Clare Valley Watervale Riesling

 
 

$21.00

NEW RELEASE

The Tim Gramp 2017 Clare Valley Riesling exudes everything bright and brilliant……………sensuous lime, lemon and floral aromas…………exhilarating citrus flavours balance nicely with the embracing acidity.

 

“Bang on. Intensity here is very good. Lemon sorbet and lime juice flavours burst onto the palate and hold their form through a lengthy finish. Excellent drinking and value. Pure as a bright blue sky. 92 POINTS.”

Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, September 2017

★★★★

Huon Hooke, The Real Review, October 2017

Product Description

STYLE

Produced as a classic dry style.

VITICULTURE

The fruit was sourced from the Castine family Golf House single site vineyard. The soil profile is red loam over friable limestone and the yield was 3.9 tonnes/acre.

VINIFICATION

A combination of mild heat days and cool nights helped to promote steady ripening and allow for very good flavour profiles. Pronounced lime/lemon aromas and flavours, with hints of orange blossom are a confirmed indicator of another great Riesling vintage in the Clare Valley. The grapes were harvested in the second week of March. 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 August. 12.0% alc/vol

TASTING NOTES

A classic style of Riesling with sensuous lime, lemon and floral aromas. The exhilarating citrus flavours on the palate balance nicely with the embracing acidity, finishing with good length of flavour. Cellaring potential of 7 – 10 years will reward the consumer with a wine of enticing complexity.