A zesty Watervale Riesling from a unicorn season.
I'm delighted to present this 2023 Watervale Riesling. From my earliest days at the Edinburgh Cellars in Adelaide, Watervale Riesling struck me as one of the most consistently delicious wines in Australia.
While 2023 proved a tricky vintage for many growers in the Adelaide Hills, and other regions, the cooler summer provided optimal conditions in the Clare Valley. A distinctive feature of this vintage is the lovely acidity and overall balance in the wines.
Harvested in the early morning, the pristine Riesling fruit was immediately pressed, and chilled further. A long, cold fermentation captured the fresh citrus characters which are a hallmark of this style.
Early bottling ensures the wine is as pure as the gorgeous hills it was grown in.
Where & When: A dozen freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters will do the job. Local salt and pepper squid at the Star of Greece at dusk. Tempura battered Coorong mullet at the Kuti Shack. Yep, fresh local seafood is the go here.
Pack size: 12 x 750ml bottles
Price: $165 per pack