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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded styles from Margaret River will be delighted, redolent reds which bloom with berries and violet cassis, powerfully structured whites with substantial palates and crystalline fruit, chiselled and refined, the veteran vines of Hay Shed Hill... A better block on hay shed hill»

Pressing Matters R69 Riesling 2017 CONFIRM 2017 VINTAGE

Riesling Coal River Tasmania
A mix of Riesling clones, D2V3 and 198GM, F8V13 and 239GM are planted on their own rootstock at a density of 5000 vines per hectare. Medium sweet dry at 69 grams residual sugar, its bouquet of florals and honeysuckle, oranges and lime precedes a succulent palate in perfect balance, candied apple flavours and white peach are balanced by divine minerality. Pressing Matters are also significantly lower in alcohol than most Australian Rieslings, the intense fruit flavours are balanced by an amazing natural acidity. The Riesling of choice to accompany crayfish or delicately sauced marron.
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Case of 12
$371.00
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