Riesling Mornington Victoria
Elgee Park is the oldest vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula. The picturesque property is situated at the end of Wallaces Road, amidst the protected gentle hills of Merricks North, one of the warmest sites on the peninsula. Established in 1972 by Baillieu Myer and family, the five hectare property was the first in a new era of distinguished Mornington vineyards. The splendid maritime conditions which surround the vines are so very similar to that of Bordeaux. Limited quantities of exceptional wine are released each year under the Family Reserve label.
Elgee Park vineyard covers the north facing slope of a natural amphitheatre, with a view across Port Phillip Bay to the Melbourne skyline, as depicted on the label. Surrounded by gardens, the vineyard is adorned by a gazebo and sculptures, hand hewn fences and an array of roses at the end of each vine row. There's normally good rainfall throughout the growing season and the climate offers an extended ripening period, ideal for premium grape growing. After being harvested at perfect ripeness, grapes are de-stemmed and crushed, drained, pressed and settled. The free run juices are cool fermented, settled and racked, filtered and bottled to arrive at a wonderfully fresh, crisp and aromatic style. Alcohol 13.0%
Pale straw colour. Perfumed bouquet of lime, passionfruits and rose. Wonderful cool climate citrus and lime, apple and a hint of peach as well as dry, savoury mineral. The palate is crisp, delicate and dry, showing great length, abundant with citrus and floral flavours.