The palate is seamless, elegant with finely chiselled tannins and lovely acidity driving this to a long finish." 95pts - Jane Faulkner - Wine Companion
About this Wine
Bright, aromatic notes of raspberries and macerated cherries leap from the glass in this delicious release. The wine is aged for 12 months in pre-used barriques, providing subtle oak characters which further enhance t he shape of this delicious, medium bodied wine.
"When the stars are aligned, this shines brightly as a pure expression of the variety and place. the vines planted in '77. Imbued with a coolness- ripe certainly, but refined and polished although neither additions nor new oak. The palate is seamless, elegant with finely chiselled tannins and lovely acidity driving this to a long finish." 95pts - Jane Faulkner - Wine Companion
About the Winery
The greatest Riesling producer in Victoria and for many wine lovers has emerged as the greatest Riesling producer in the nation.
John and Catherine Thomson planted the vineyard in 1975 at Crawford River, in far south-west Victoria. They were inspired by its potential to produce superior quality grapes after researching & experiencing many grape growing areas of the world. It was a relatively unexplored wine growing region and indeed remains merely a blot on the canvas. The area is now known as the GI of Henty.
Since the initial plantings in the mid 1970´s, there have been 2 more small plantings. Believing in the fine quality of the Semillon included in the original plantings, John and Catherine added another 0.7 Ha of the variety in the early 1990´s. In 2000, another block of Riesling & Cabernet was added, which now produces the Young Vines Riesling & Rose wines.