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  • Often regarded as Australia's best Riesling.
  • Bone dry, intense and powerful with persistent length
  • "one of the greatest Polish Hill rieslings ever." Huon Hooke 97pts

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Intense citrus and cool slate characters, voluminous floral aromatics, with hints of talc and lavender.
Palate The aromatics produce an exuberant youthfulness that gives vitality to a palate fleshed out by concentrated lime juice. The tight structure is there without the steeliness; controlled power, intensity and that characteristic ultra-dry character that thrills on the finish.
Food Pairing Oysters, King George whiting.
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes Ageing Potential: 6-15 years, up to 20 years.
Variety Riesling
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Clare Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.7%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Established in 1981, Grosset Wines is independently owned and dedicated to allowing purity of fruit and region to take centre stage. “We aim to produce the best examples of variety and place. This is self-explanatory really… Riesling from the Clare Valley, expressing the dramatic differences between soft rock and hard rock sites and then differences within those broad categories; uniquely sited Semillon and Fiano, Cabernet from the coolest site in the region and of course, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from an even cooler sub-region of the Adelaide Hills,” explains owner and founder, Jeffrey Grosset.

“Purity of fruit and optimum ripeness are crucial to us, and we are not afraid to use different wine making approaches to bring the best out of each vineyard. Each is a testament to this philosophy.”
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.
Huon Hooke
Light straw hue. Lovely fresh aromas of lemon pith, candlewax an creamy notes. The palate is crisp and lively with intense lime and lemon fruit flavour and balanced refreshing acidity. A superb young riesling. The intensity and crystalline clarity in both aroma and flavour is outstanding. It is shaping as one of the greatest Polish Hill rieslings ever.
Huon Hooke
This is a superb young riesling, as good as I can recall from Grosset. Pungent aromas of lemon pith, candlewax and cream, the palate crisp and lively with intense lime and lemon fruit of crystalline clarity, finishing with refreshing acidity. Just beautiful.

Wine Guide, Wine of the week, 5th September 2017, written by Huon Hooke
Mike Bennie
Intensely aromatic, floral and citrusy, so fragrant, like a posy of flowers or pot pourri. Wonderful. Quite surprisingly delicate in the palate, sure, there’s stacks of inward intensity, the finest yet firmest thread of acid through the core of citrus juice, minerals and green apple crunch. Pretty darn impressive here. Watch it fly.


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