Intense aromatic Riesling fruit flavours are the hallmarks of this wine. It has a fine dry palate with a crisp acidity and a long lingering fruit finish. These wines drink freshly and lively when released young but develop beautifully for 5-8 years. The fresh fruit flavours transform into the rich toasty characters for which aged Riesling from this area is renowned, and this wine is consistently one the Clare Valley's best.
Awards and Accolades
2015 Vintage: 94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion "Plenty of flesh and drive and, frankly, appeal. This looks the goods right now, though history as much as anything suggests it has plenty up its sleeve. Citrus and talc on a straight line of acidity. No-brainer."
2014 Vintage: 95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Bred in the purple; the estate vineyards are 40yo, and the Mitchells have been on the case every year since then. They know how this wine will develop given a minimum of 5 years in bottle. It has the requisite length and balance, citrus and acid the engines to keep it accelerating for years."
From the Winery
Mitchell Winery was established in 1975 by Jane and Andrew Mitchell. The entire range of Mitchell Wines receives multiple accolades every year. Highlights have been the Penguin Wine of the Year in 2003, a consistent 5 star rating in James Halliday's Wine Companion and inclusion in the Financial Times Top 20 Wines of the World and regular Top 100 listings all endorse the Mitchell's choice of region and variety and is reward for their long-term commitment to their wines and the region of the Clare Valley, South Australia.
Riesling can lay claim to being the world's most noble grape. It offers great intensity of flavor and tells the story of its origins without the need for intervention. That is why we cultivate our vineyards organically. The story of Watervale is one well worth telling with classic, intense citrus aromas and dry tangy flavours that come alive in the mouth. Our Watervale Riesling is a refreshing wine of poise and balance with lees contact to soften the wine. It finds enough roundness in the mouth to balance a pleasingly mineral and classically crisp, dry finish.
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WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Clare Valley, SA
Winemaker: Andrew Mitchell & Simon Pringle
Drink now until: 2025
Alc/Vol: 13 %
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