The ‘Springvale’ also surprises, being more intensely primal than it is in most vintages. It entices with lime and lemon blossom aromas. There’s layer after layer of mouth-puckering lime juice flavours, tight structure, spine-tingling acidity and shaley minerally notes that linger. It’s an outstanding ‘Springvale’, fine, intense, pure, minerally and dry.
‘The Springvale vineyard was planted seventeen years ago. It is unique on two fronts: First, its odd shape accurately reflects the red loam-over-limestone profile below. Under this limestone is slate, its existence discovered by us only after the vine roots had reached that far. Second, the mix of riesling clones is rare. The result is a deliciously limey riesling with backbone.’ JG
Ageing Potential: 5-15 years, up to 20 years
Source: Grosset Springvale Vineyard (ACO certified organic)
Fruit Flavours: Lime driven with mineral background
Profile: Dry, finely structured, vibrant and pure
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Release Date: September 1st 2017
(Now also available in magnum)
- Langton Classification VI: Rated ‘Outstanding’
- Wine Ark: one of Australia’s ‘Five Most Collected White Wines’
Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective (UK), 19th January 2018
Vine age (and specifically, the vines’ roots intercepting slate bedrock) together with a shift to organic cultivation (certified) has imbued Grosset’s Watervale Riesling with greater gravitas – a Polish Hill-like pronounced minerality, firmness and focus. … Muscular, chalky/mineral-sluiced grapefruit and lime has impressive palate presence and length.
John Fordham, The Sunday Telegraph, 10th December 2017
THIRD successive knockout Clare Valley vintage for Australia’s most underrated variety. Riesling supremo Jeffrey Grosset has excelled once again with this spectacular release showcasing the grape’s finest attributes, headed by classic citrus flavours that linger for an eternity.
Toni Paterson, The Real Review, 6th October 2017
Exquisite, pure citrus aromas. The palate is wildly intense with perfectly integrated acidity and palate softness. There is a pleasing tang at the front, followed by a focused, gently textural, sweet-lemon middle. The mineral core running through the wine is simply captivating. Magic. 96 Points.