The second release of Grosset G110 is every bit as intriguing and delicious as the first.
For 41 years, we have crushed and fermented various clones of riesling separately then prior to bottling, blended or reunited according to the source vineyard; a practice shown to contribute to the consistency and complexity of our single vineyard rieslings.
Five years ago, my daughter Georgie suggested we bottle a few dozen of each riesling clone from different vineyards and taste each over time. One clone consistently expressed more concentration and persistence, but was less fruity.
At our Rockwood vineyard (ACO certified organic), just one clone is planted on a strip of silty loam over red rock. The riesling berries and bunches are small. The clone is the one noted as exceptional.
In reference to my daughter Georgie and the riesling clone, the wine is simply called G110.
We hope you enjoy the second release of this tiny production.
Produced from a single riesling clone grown in the Grosset Rockwood Vineyard, organic and biodynamic certified, and given extended time on lees, its aromas appear restrained yet they are powerful, complex and multi-layered: with subtle lemony citrus to the fore. The flavours are juicy, fresh, lively and persistent with lemon and white stone fruit flavours and creamy complexity contributing to a seamless mouthfeel. The flavour builds to a finish which is long, pure and dry. Seamless.
Clare Valley Only 984 bottles were produced.
Ageing Potential: 20 years
Source: Grosset Rockwood Vineyard (ACO certified organic and biodynamic) Clare Valley
Fruit Flavours: hints of lemon, creamy complexity and lingering white fruit.
Profile: Purity, drive, and remarkable length
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Release Date: April 1st 2021 (Members’ pre-release date March 5th 2021)