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 classic Watervale soils. The superior Grace dry grown Vineyard is hand pruned and hand picked, relying fully on natural rainfall. A combination of super rich soils and limestone makes the holy grail for Riesling. A stunning wine exuding wonderful florals, characterised by a delicate, chalky citrus tang.
Neil and Heather Grace's vineyard is dry grown to red loams over limestone soils which hold moisture and almost drought proof the vines in summer. Vertical shoot positioning encourages even ripening and provides important shade to prevent any unpleasant sunburn characters in the finished wine. Parcels from each section are kept separate. Grapes are de stemmed and treated to a gentle crush to burst the berries. The finest quality free run juices are chilled to preserve expression of fruit in the vineyard. Batches are racked off solids and seeded with yeast for a cool, temperature controlled fermentation over the course of a fortnight, followed by a cold chill and filtration.
Pale straw in colour with a slight green tinge. Delicate lime and citrus notes, restrained with hints of lemon and fennel. Very fine palate with great length of acid, purity of lime fruits and crisp, balanced finish. The perfect accompaniment to freshly shucked oysters, Atlantic salmon or king george whiting.