Crawford River Young Vines Riesling 2017


The Crawford River vineyard lies at the alluvial edge of a volcanic lava flow. The 11.5 Ha vineyard has its roots in an unusually complex, mineral-rich soil base. Gravelly, friable, basalt loam overlays  permeable clay which in turn lies above a limestone base created by an ancient, risen seabed.

Bright, fresh floral elements are the primary impression given by this young wine.  Spice and texture underpin the soft palate, which shows even structure with lively acidity.  Elegant throughout, with hints of oyster shell and citrus peel.

Delicate citrus flowers and lime zest lead this youthful wine. Only at the beginning of a long life, it shows fresh white stone fruit and chalky texture on the rounded palate. Clean, taut acidity balance the wine and contribute to its very good persistence.


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