Riesling Henty Victoria
Fifty kilometres inland from the Victorian coast, halfway between Warnambool and Coonawarra, an unusally complex mix of friable, basalt loams and permeable clays, overlaying the limestones of an ancient seabed, form a terroir that's opportune for viticulture and idyllic for Riesling. Vines were planted at Crawford River in 1975 in the midst of a large cattle station, established by John Thomson's great grandfather in 1884. The young vines moniker is completely relative, as the most recent plantings at Crawford River are in excess of fourteen years.
Light, pale hues. Delicate blossom nose, lime peel and fresh apple notes up front. Fragrant limes and cut apple flavours on the distinctly mineral palate, wet stone characters, chalkiness and textural, supple and soft. Brightly balanced acidity follows through to the back, leading to a crisp, mouthwatering, evolving finish.