Previous vintages

  • Grosset Alea Riesling 2017

    This is an amazing riesling, perhaps the best yet under this label. It has intense lemon grass and lime juice characters which follow through on to the palate. The flavours are intensely concentrated, powerful and show incredible depth. The vibrant natural acidity balances the sweetness and lingers long and dry on the finish. ‘Inspired by the ...
  • Grosset Alea Riesling 2016

    The Alea comes from a narrow corridor of hard red rock with poor, orangey, red loam topsoil in the Grosset Rockwood Vineyard (ACO certified organic) at Watervale. As the early fruit from the vineyard reminded Jeff of the great German rieslings, he decided to take a very different approach to the creation of Alea. The aim ...
  • Grosset Alea Riesling 2015

    With its first vintage in 2012, ‘Alea’ is the most recent of the Grosset rieslings. The result of three years of painstaking experimentation in the vineyard, it is made in the style of the rieslings of Germany and Austria. While the Grosset Springvale vineyard is a soft rock site of red loam over limestone, ‘Alea’ is ...
  • Grosset Alea Riesling 2014

    While it’s tricky to assert that the 2014 Grosset Alea has come of age in just three short vintages, a case could be made to justify such a claim. While having the advantage of the excellent harvest, this is a very smart, balanced riesling. It shows restraint and delicacy on the nose with some lime blossom notes, has ...
  • Grosset Alea Riesling 2013

    The Alea Riesling comes from a narrow corridor of hard red rock with poor, orangey, red loam topsoil adjacent to ‘Springvale’. As the early fruit from the vineyard reminded Jeff of the great German rieslings that were not fully dry, he decided to take a very different approach to the creation of Alea. With moderate ...
  • Grosset Alea Riesling 2012

    The most recent addition to the Grosset portfolio, the Off-dry Riesling will now be known as Alea (pronounced Ah-lee-uh), the name of the vineyard from which it is sourced. In different languages, Alea means ‘high, ‘exalted’, ‘to ascend’, and is associated with Athena, who in Greek mythology was Zeus’ daughter and the goddess of wisdom, ...
  • Grosset Off-dry Riesling 2011

    Grosset Off-dry Riesling 2011 The Grosset estate is home to a special vineyard at Watervale’s highest elevation where the soil is poorer and tougher than it is at the adjacent ‘Springvale’ vineyard. The low yields are vital to allow for full ripening at high acidity which Grosset is convinced is the key to success with the off-dry ...
  • Grosset Off-dry Riesling 2010

    Grosset Off-dry Riesling This is a single site riesling from the gently north-facing slopes of the Estate’s second vineyard at Watervale. The soil is poorer and tougher than it is at nearby ‘Springvale’, and this challenging but beautiful site is planted to riesling and semillon (for the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc). Developing this style of wine has been ...