Riesling Clare South Australia
Outstanding Langtons Classification. An Australian classic, a Riesling of elegance and restraint, awe inspiring fruit and exquisite length. Aficianados describe Watervale as the Riesling to drink while you await for Polish Hill to evolve. Springvale evokes the expectation of a mouth watering palate and delivers. Grosset continues to articulate Watervale more than ever.
Located in the northeastern corner of the Clare Valley's Watervale subregion, at its highest point, the six hectare Grosset Springvale Vineyard has a thin crust of topsoil over a soft limestone base, simply an exceptional Riesling growing terroir. One hundred per cent handpicked, the grapes are big and offer a generous, fruity bursting taste. In its full ripeness on the eve of picking, the vineyard presents a thick, undulating prospect of green, grapes and vines giving a sense of plenty and of flavours ready to burgeon. These characteristics of soil and vine preview the nature of the wine that comes from this vineyard, dry with a mineral edge, savoury, yet with a noticeable fullness and richness of pronounced Riesling fruit.
Pale gold colour. Fragrant, lemongrass and freshly squeezed lime. Intense lime pith and pure lemon flavours with wet pebble minerals notes. Mid palate fleshiness before its tight, lean structure follows through to a cleansing minerally finish that is slatey, powerfully focused and piercingly long. A serious, truly engaging, increasingly complex Riesling.