For Love Watervale Riesling

For Love Watervale Riesling

2020 Riesling
Clare Valley, SA

Classic dry Watervale Riesling, all citrus, limes and tropical notes.

$28 each

Wine Details

Region
Clare Valley
Vintage
2020
Type
White Wine
Variety
Riesling
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
12%
PH
3.14
Acidity
7.1
Sugar
1.2
Maturation
6-8 years
Closure
Screw Cap
Vintage Notes
The 2020 vintage saw the continuing dry conditions experienced over the previous two years. With yields down 30% - 70% in most vineyards and with warm to hot conditions forecast mid vintage most of the fruit was harvested early to capture good natural acidity. The resulting Rieslings have lovely perfume, natural acidity and extremely delicate fruit flavours. This wine was produced from 100% clean racked free run juice, no pressings, fermented at low temperatures to capture the delicate fruit flavours. Fermented completely dry less than 2 GRS. No added acid. The Clare Valley was spared the terrible bushfires that devastated the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island and while there was some smoke drift to the north of South Australia the Clare Valley had no smoke taint impact on the vineyards.
Vineyard Notes
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Grace family vineyard. A Watervale block well known in the Clare Valley for producing high grade fruit.
Winemaking
Classic Clare Riesling showing all the hallmarks of the famous Watervale sub region of Clare Valley. Citrus, lemon rind, fresh natural acidity. Clean free run juice, no pressings, fermented at low temps to retain freshness, fermented dry.
Tasting Notes
Tight lemon, lime with a light tropical sherbet flavour. Quite a layered mid palate. Lovely line of lively natural acidity gives the persistence and length. Beautifully balanced Riesling, a very precise example of Watervale fruit.
Style
Classic dry Riesling
Colour
Crystal clarity with green highlights.
Bouquet
Opens with lemon and lime notes with delicate orange blossom perfume.
Palate
Tight lemon, lime with a light tropical sherbet flavour. Quite a layered mid palate. Lovely line of lively natural acidity gives the persistence and length. Beautifully balanced Riesling, a very precise example of Watervale fruit.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Enjoy young and fresh 2-3 years or cellar for up to 6-8 years for more complexity.
Food Matches
South Australian whiting fillets pan fried with a fresh salad or spicy Thai dishes.

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