A small bottling of Riesling made from grapes handpicked from the very first block planted in this variety at Granite Hills in 1971. Just 390 dozen. Winner Best Riesling 2019 Victorian Wine Show
About this Wine
A small bottling of Riesling made from grapes handpicked from the very first block planted in this variety at Granite Hills in 1971. Just 390 dozen.
Winner Best Riesling 2019 Victorian Wine Show
"From the original riesling vines planted in '71. Delicate lemony scents lead to a textural, well weighted riesling with an above-average sense of presence. Its quality is built on mouthfeel, weight of fruit and flow." 94pts - Campbell Mattinson - Wine Companion
About the Winery
I have a major soft for Granite Hills. I used to live in the Macedon Range so call me bias but the Shiraz, Cabernet and Riesling are wonderful and dependable wines. Indeed I think the riesling is second only to Crawford River in terms of Victoria best offering of this variety.
Established in 1970 by the Knight family, the vines are the oldest in the region.
"Granite Hills is one of the enduring classics, having pioneered the successful growing of Riesling and Shiraz in an uncompromisingly cool climate. The vineyard includes Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir (the last also used in its sparkling wine). The Rieslings age superbly, and the Shiraz was the forerunner of the cool-climate school in Australia." 5 Star Winery - James Halliday