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Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
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Alkoomi Black Label Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Frankland River Western Australia
It was the planting of Riesling vines at Alkoomi in 1971 which firmly established Frankland River as one of the nation's finest white wine growing regions. The inaugural vintages of Alkoomi Riesling enthused the Australian industry press and inspired growers to take up viticulture. Black Label is sourced from the oldest of Alkoomi's blocks, its penetrating length of Bickford lime juice characters and clean lingering finish makes it the wine of choice to accompany the freshest game fish, west coast marron or moreton bay bugs.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Frankland River's long, cool ripening conditions are perfect for growing fruit of intense varietal character. The balmy climes encourage vines into yielding grapes of the most intense varietal profile whilst retaining the freshness of crisp natural acidity. Fruit is harvested throughout the cool of night and early hours of morning from the oldest Alkoomi estate Riesling vines. Parcels are gently crushed with a view to minimizing phenolics and treated to a term of cold settling. The exclusively free run juices are vinified in chilled fermenters to preserve integrity and exquisite character of old vines Alkoomi Riesling. The most superior batches are assembled into the finished Black Label.
Pale brilliant straw emerald hues. An immaculate nose of kaffir limes, banana crisp and citrus zest, talc and white floral notes. Intense flavours of lime and mineral slate, an array of pure tropical fruit flavours, chalk and calico characters are carried along by a backbone of fine linear acidity.
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