Purity, drive, a vibrant quality that gives us pause. There is power that builds, a precise line that follows through to a remarkable length.
This clone of riesling lends itself to a winemaking philosophy that utilises smaller bunches for greater fruit concentration, complexity and lift on the palate from extended lees maturation.
Flavours in the apple spectrum with underlying power, full in the mid-palate with hints of creamy complexity and lingering white fruit intensity, its texture is layered, as the clone celebrates its unique qualities with the occasional surprise.
The story of G110
For 40 years, we have crushed and fermented various clones of riesling separately. These clonal components are typically blended or reunited according to the source vineyard, prior to bottling. Having a vineyard planted to a mix of clones has been shown to contribute to the consistency and complexity of our single vineyard rieslings.
Four 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 2019 we produced just 1100 bottles of wine from these vines. In reference to my daughter Georgie and the riesling clone, the wine is simply called G110.
Powerful yet subtle, extended time on lees has enhanced the wine’s complexity, texture and distinction.
Ageing Potential: 6 – 20 years
Source: Grosset Rockwood Vineyard (ACO certified organic) Clare Valley
Fruit Flavours: hints of apple, creamy complexity and lingering white fruit.
Profile: Purity, drive, and remarkable length
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Release Date: April 1st 2020
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