Lifted floral aromas of jasmine and spring blossom, combined with lemon zest and wet stone. Pure and fresh lemon flavours with underlying minerality and talc texture, that drive the palate to a clean and crisp finish. Classic Clare Riesling.
From the Winery
The goal of Leo Buring is a very simple one, to make the best Riesling in Australia. Leo Buring (Hermann Paul Leopold Buring) was born in South Australia on the 7th October 1876, the son of German immigrants. He was a highly skilled winemaker and was often described as "Australia's Ambassador for Wine" because he was one of the first to export Australian wine as far back as the early 1900s.
Leo Buring bought the Orange Grove Winery at Tanunda, in the Barossa Valley, which he re-named, "Chateau Leonay" which became the home of Leo Buring Wines.
Over the years, Leo Buring has established a reputation as Australia's foremost maker of Riesling – the flagship being Leo Buring Leonay. Leonay combines intense fruit flavours with great elegance. Leonay ages gracefully and acquires a great depth of flavour while still retaining great freshness and acidity.
Acclaimed wine critic and judge, James Halliday, described Leo Buring as, "the greatest maker of Rhine Riesling in Australia" and “Australia’s foremost producer of Rieslings over a 30-year period.”
Leo Buring has recently enjoyed many fine white winemakers at the helm. Oliver Crawford officially took over the Leo Buring winemaking responsibilities in the early 2000s, followed by Kim Schroeter. More recently (2009), Peter Munro has returned from New Zealand to take over the helm – with an acute eye for making fresh, vibrant unoaked white wines.
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WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Clare Valley, SA
Winemaker: Peter Munro
Drink now until: 2024
Alc/Vol: 12.5 %
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