The wine sits in the glass knowing that it is going to stun: limpid, gently viscous and strident across the mouth..... An Australian benchmark with longing glimpses toward the variety's soulful Germanic home." 96pts Ned Goodwin - Wine Companion
About the Wine
2019 is the 4th vintage of this high density single vineyard release. Hand harvested, wild ferments with 25% in old oak, then left of lees for 3 months.
"A single vineyard sourcing, fermented wild: the wont of this estate which, to be frank, is no longer an up and coming address but a freight train on express mode. The wines are beautiful. This is no exception, with the courage to assuage riesling's high voltage acidity with a dollop of residual sugar, a brave one, as much as it is sensible. Talc, citrus allusions all, ripe apple. Nothing sweet and sour. The wine sits in the glass knowing that it is going to stun: limpid, gently viscous and strident across the mouth, expanding across every crevice, bud and pore. An Australian benchmark with longing glimpses toward the variety's soulful Germanic home." 96pts - Ned Goodwin - James Halliday Wine Companion
About the Winery
Located at the northern end of the Coal River Valley, Samantha Connew's original vineyard was planted in 2004. She took over the site in 2016 and expanded to 4 hectares soon after. Samantha, a born and bred South Islander from NZ, as worked at Wirra Wirra and Tower Hill (Hunter Valley) as well as various international wine making assignments.
She won the George Mackey Award for the Best Wine Exported from Australia in 2004 and was awarded International Red Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge, London in 2007.