"Mature Riesling from arguably Australia’s pre-eminent Riesling producer – in the context, of course, that there’s a lot of stiff competition for that mantle." Campbell Mattinson - WineFront
About this Wine
Still fresh and bright, showing hints of pale green belying its age. Lime curd and notes of red apple together with macadamia nut suggest some maturity, while fresh green melon, oyster shell and floral notes portray the wines youthful elements - which abound. Silky, supple and long this wine has years ahead, though drinks like a dream right now.
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.