For some people this has proven to be the superior wine of the O'Leary Walker Riesling's. I've been encouraging my customers to grab a bottle of each and decide for themselves. Either way you're going to be a happy camper. It has a similar colour to the Polish Hill with pale straw and a slight green tinge. The bouquet is of delicate lime and citrus notes. Restrained with hints of lemon and fennel. Meanwhile the palate is very fine with great length of acid. Purity of fruit with lime and crisp finish.
A perfect accompaniment to freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters and Atlantic Salmon or King George Whiting.
From the Winery
Neil and Heather Grace's vineyard is on classic Watervale soils of red loam over limestone on a westerly aspect. Grace's "dry-Grown" vineyard is hand-pruned and hand-picked and relies only on the natural rainfall. The limestone is able to retain moisture and assist the vine throughout periods of warm weather, almost droughtproofing in the summer months. Viticultural practices include vertical shoot positioning which not only encourages even ripening but provides important shade to prevent the impact of sunburn on the resultant wine.
Fruit is harvested in the cool of the night. The fruit is de-stemmed and crushed then gently pressed, resulting in a fine free-run cut and a pressings component. These are handled separately. The free-run juice is chilled to preserve the vineyard expression and purity of fruit. Once the juice has settled, it is racked off solids and seeded with yeast. A cool, temperature controlled fermentation is carried out over 10-14 days. The wine is chilled to 5°C and filtered prior to bottling.
Don't Pay: $25.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Watervale, SA
Winemaker: David O'Leary and Nick Walker
Drink now until: 2026
Alc/Vol: 12 %
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