2012 GC Premium Riesling

The 2012 GC Premium Riesling comes from the oldest block of Riesling vines on the vineyard. Our aim is to make something that is more textural than the Celtic Farm, not relying totally on acidity to give length and drive to the wine.

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GC Premium Riesling

Overview

This premium riesling is nothing short of world class. Unmistakable citrus, salinity and even a slight chalkiness characterise the palate. The acidity is great, but supremely well balanced.

 

Tasting Notes

Pale green appearance with typical Clare Valley Riesling characters on full display, including lemon, lime & citrus blossom - along with a little mineral as well. The palate is crisp, fresh and flavoursome: the balanced acidity ensuring a long, clean finish. The perfect partner with most seafood really – but the match with freshly shucked oysters is wonderful.

Technical Detail

 Region

100% Clare Valley, South Australia.
One of Australia's oldest and most premium wine regions, famous all around the world for it's Riesling and Shiraz wines in particular

 Varietal

100% Riesling

 Vineyard

Single vineyard

 When to Drink

Enjoy now or cellar for 10+ years
12.0% Alcohol

  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2012 vintage was ideal in every respect for the Clare Valley. A cool, wet winter was followed by a mild spring and summer delivering very sound fruit to the winery for vinification. The resultant wines are quite delicious. Pure, concentrated citrus flavours and bright acidity are the features of this vintage.

 

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were hand harvested and then transported to the winery before being whole bunch pressed and the juice separated from the skins as soon as possible prior to the juice being slightly clarified by cold settling. It was then inoculated with a pure yeast culture, with fermentation carried out in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks for on average 25-30 days. The wine was stabilized and then filtered prior to bottling.

Reviews

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