Riesling Clare South Australia
After twenty years of the most distinguished winemaking, having amassed over sixty trophies and three hundred gold, including a Jimmy Watson and twice International Red Wine Maker of Year, David O'Leary and Nick Walker came home to Valley Clare. Two heart surgeons from Adelaide own the Doctors Vineyard at Polish Hill River. Grey loam soils over sandstone and slate, ideal for the Drs Cut style, a highly perfumed Riesling of gorgeous minerality, these old Clare Valley vines were always destined for something special.
The auspicious soils on Doctors block are fortuitiously littered with just the right amount of surface stones, reflecting the sun's warmth and hinting at just how tough the vines need to be to sustain growth and yield a high quality harvest of fruit. A combination of super rich soils and favourable climes make the holy grail for Riesling. Grapes are picked throughout the cool of night, de stemmed and crushed, a day of cold soak is followed a gentle press for finest free run juices. Batches are vinified by wild vineyard yeast flora on full solids over the course of a fortnight. Six months of lees stirring battonage builds complexity and texture.
Pale straw, green tinge hues. A stunning wine exuding wonderful florals, delicate lime and citrus notes, hints of lemon and fennel, bosc pear. A very fine palate with great length of acid, purity of lime fruits and crisp, lemon with hints of musk and fennel, balanced finish. The perfect accompaniment to freshly shucked oysters, Atlantic salmon or king george whiting.