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

Silver Medal 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2020 Clare Valley Wine Show

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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