2011 Watervale Riesling 750 ml- SOLD OUT
Riesling is the Clare Valley's signature variety and this is our fourth vintage from clos Clare's Riesling patch, adjoining the historic 'Florita' vineyard in Watervale.
The 41-year-old dry grown vines were hand-harvested on the 13th and 14th of March and taken to The Wilson Vineyard at Polish Hill River, where they were chilled for 24 hours prior to whole bunch pressing and vinification.
This 2011 Watervale Riesling is a handcrafted wine that shows poise, elegance and character, which is indicitave of ths vineyard. The nose displays lifted apple blossom and mandarin aromas. The palate has clarity, backbone and persistence, with a finish complemented by zingy acdity.
Patience and bottle maturation will reward you with secondary characteristics of honey and warm buttered toast.
Enjoy now to 2025
The Wine Front Gary Walsh 94 points Bath salt, blossom and lemon candy aromatics with cool lemon juice and mandarin fruit, freshness and flinty mineral edges, along with zesty acidity and touches of spice. It’s a lighter, more delicate style that you might call dilute, though I prefer to call it ‘transparent’. Clean tight lemony finish, and while it’s not unapproachable as young wine, it should improve and flesh out with some bottle age. Drink : 2012 - 2024