Grosset Rockwood Riesling is predominantly from the estate-owned Grosset Rockwood Vineyard. This is situated at the north-eastern corner of the Watervale sub-region in the Clare Valley. Here, the soil is brown loam over red-brown shaley rock. In 2001, a section of this vineyard was planted to create a wine for service to Qantas Business travellers. In May 2020 Grosset Rockwood Riesling became available for the first time to Grosset members.
While showing lime characters typical of the Watervale sub-region, this wine expresses a greater tendency to mandarin, stone fruit and mineral characters. The soil profile gives more of a rounded palate while remaining relatively crisp and with a distinctly dry finish, typical of the Grosset style. Over the years the Grosset team has adopted a bolder or more ‘European’ approach to making this wine, in order to accentuate its distinct characters.
Source: Predominantly Grosset Rockwood Vineyard (ACO certified organic)
Site: North-eastern corner, Watervale sub-region at high altitude (460m)
Soil: Thin topsoil of yellow-brown loam interspersed with brown shale over red-brown rock
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Released: May 20, 2020