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  • Made in the style of the Rieslings of Germany and Austria
  • Fragrant, generous, succulent and long with a hint of residual sugar
  • Almost dry, underpinned by a linear acidity

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Attractive lemon blossom on a first swirl, there’s a hint of ripe citrus followed by a delicious layered lemon, lime palate.
Palate The power and depth of lemongrass flavours will surely make it a match for the more subtle Vietnamese dishes: a satisfying, expressive wine of great finesse. 2018 is clearly in the same quality ballpark as the previous three vintages, however the subtle increase in palate weight gives this wine an added presence.
Food Pairing A range of Asian dishes, or as an aperitif.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes With its first vintage in 2012, ‘Alea’ is the most recent addition to the Grosset stable.
Variety Riesling
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2018
Region Clare Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Clare Valley
Situated in the Mid North of South Australia, approximately 120 km north of Adelaide is one of Australia's oldest wine regions the Clare Valley. The area is broken up into three sub-regions, the Polish Hill River region to the east, the Central Clare Valley, and the Skillogalee Valley to the west.

Often associated with some of Australia's finest Riesling the cool climate and differing terroirs have paved the way for exciting and diverse wines over a plethora of varietals resulting in wines of pure expression and great length. Home to some of Australia's most iconic wineries - cult producers like Wendouree, to Australian icons such as Kilikanoon and boutique producers like Atlas, the Clare Valley is definitely an area to keep an eye on for exciting and ever evolving wines.
Campbell Mattinson
(2016 vintage) The 2015 release raised the bar for Grosset Alea Riesling and this 2016 matches it, at the very least. It’s stellar. It brings orange blossom to the table of lime and lemon, and builds a bolt of intense flavour to both the mid palate and to the finish. It’s a ‘you won’t be disappointed’ wine.


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