Grosset Alea Riesling 2020

Grosset Alea Riesling 2020

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  • In 2020, the aromatics of the Grosset Alea Riesling appear to be much more in the dried herb spectrum, reminiscent more of white flowers than the intense lemon, lime characters that we’ve come to expect of the youthful wine. On the palate, the concentration from the low yields is evident. There’s a wonderful purity and intensity of lemon, lime flavours which are washed along by marvellous natural acidity. The finish is tight, powerful, long and satisfying.

    Ageing Potential: First vintage 2012 so as yet unknown, however probably 15 years
    Source: Grosset Rockwood Vineyard (ACO certified organic)
    Fruit Flavours: Kaffir lime with hints of white flowers and herbs
    Profile: Almost dry, underpinned by a linear acidity: fragrant, generous, succulent and long
    Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians

    Release Date: September 1st 2020


    Erin Larkin,, August 2020
    Spring blossom, key lime, pink lady apple, lantana, cilantro, leafy herbs, hint of freesia and lavender.  There is eucalypt, dew, talcum and what… juniper?  The palate is concentrated and intense, super fine, plush and if it had a colour it would be arctic white such is the purity and crystalline expression of this wine.  The touch of sweetness in there does nothing but make this more balanced, charming and beautiful. There is tension, and taut acidity… all things balanced and teetering.  Fresh and bright.  Structured.  It plunges deep and then it goes long.  Brilliant wine. 98/100 points