Perfumed with white flowers, lime and musk, it is delightful on the nose. Upon the palate well balanced flavours of lime zest and citrus spice making it almost juicy. Perfect with white meats, soft shell crab and most seafood.
From The Winery
The grapes for this dry Riesling were grown on low-yielding vines, on the highest slopes of the Skillogalee estate (about 500 metres above sea level). The family-owned vineyard is managed in accordance with sustainable farming practices. Despite it being a relatively dry and warm growing season, Riesling was again one of the highlights of the 2016 Clare Valley vintage.
The fruit was processed in a number of individual parcels, with each contour/block of vines picked as it reached its optimum ripeness and flavour. Each parcel was then fermented separately, allowing us to vary winemaking and processing techniques to suit the individual characteristics of each, and giving us the opportunity to enhance individual highlights, before blending immediately prior to bottling.
The wine is straw like in appearance, with a green tinge. The nose has a perfumed lift of white flowers, lime blossom and musk. The palate is full-flavoured with pronounced fruit weight and texture. Flavours of Tahitian lime zest and pith prevail, with hints of citrus spice and succulent, juicy acidity emerging thereafter. Structurally, this wine has impressive length, a lively natural acid backbone and a mouth-wateringly powerful finish.
Drink now with fish, seafood or white meat dishes, or cellar for up to 10 years.
2016 Vintage: 92 Points, Phillip Rich - The Wine Companion "With the grapes sourced from the highest slopes - about 500m above sea level - this brightly coloured wine is redolent with white flowers and kaffir lime, while the juicy, textured and flavoursome palate is balanced and long. Delicious now, this will reward at least another five to ten years in the cellar."
Don't Pay: $25.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: Clare Valley, SA
Winemaker: Dave & Diana Palmer
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 12.7 %
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