A swirl of the glass will unleash the potent aromas of this very different vintage of Grosset Springvale Riesling. It’s so dramatically perfumed that it’s almost overwhelming: the aromatics themselves are not so surprising – lovely florals, lemongrass, lime juice. But the sheer intensity is atypical. That’s how the lowest yielding harvest in decades reveals itself. On the palate, too, the lime and lemon flavours are concentrated, powerful and weighty with impressive length on a fine, mouth-puckering finish featuring crisp, cleansing acidity that lingers. While it’s immediately appealing, there’s no question that this is age-worthy.
“The Springvale vineyard 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
Released: September 1st 2019
(Now also available in magnum)
Gourmet Traveller Wine (Dec/Jan 2020): Top 50 of Australia’s Most Collected Wines for 2019 – #33
Gourmet Traveller Wine (Dec/Jan 2020): Top 5 Rieslings – #2
Langton Classification VI: Rated ‘Outstanding’
Wine Ark: One of Australia’s ‘Five Most Collected White Wines’
Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wines, Dec/Jan 2020
… Dried herb, nettle and lemon aromas, the palate restrained and tense, young … showing marvellous energy and vitality. 93 points.