Watervale Riesling 2017
Clare Valley, South Australia
OBS! Den gode Riesling er desværre midlertidigt udsolgt :(. Vinen forventes tilbage på hylderne i april 2019.
Frisk, sprød og stilren Riesling med noter af blomster, citrusfrugter, nektariner, honning og mineralske nuancer. Vinen er fremstillet ud fra organisk kultiverede dry grown marker i Watervale regionen i Clare Valley hvor der ikke anvendes herbicider eller pesticider.
Senest bedømt i august 2018.
4.1 point på vivino.com.
Noter fra vinmageren
Riesling can lay claim to being the world’s most noble grape. It offers great intensity of flavor and tells the story of its origins without the need for intervention. That is why we cultivate our vineyards organically.
The story of Watervale is one well worth telling with classic, intense citrus aromas and dry tangy flavours that come alive in the mouth. Our Watervale Riesling is a refreshing wine of poise and balance with lees contact to soften the wine. It finds enough roundness in the mouth to balance a pleasingly mineral and classically crisp, dry finish.
Smashing Riesling. Perhaps I just leave the review at that. Terrific drinking hands down.
Riesling is the blessing of the wine gods to Australia. Such a brilliant variety yet oh so affordable. $24 gets you a superb buy like this.
Bath salts, Jasmine flowers and citrus zest get the juices flowing. So refreshing, a minerally undertow steadies the ship with lemon and lime juice squeezed in liberal proportions. Dry and crisp to finish – bless.
Drink now I say to embrace the freshness but it will age gracefully.
Ikke på lager
Mitchell Wines i Clare Valley er første Clare Valley winery hos The Wine Tree. Clare Valley er cool climate område i Australien og kan nogle andre ting end de mere varme områder i McLaren Vale og Barossa Valley. I Clare Valley trives de hvide druer anderledes godt og området er især kendt for deres Riesling. Ydermere giver det køligere klima en anden og måske mere europæisk stil for de røde druer end de varme områder gør.
The Wine Tree er stolt af at kunne tilbyde vine fra Mitchell Wines. Mitchell Wines omtales som én af de bedst gemte hemmeligheder i Australien og roses til skyerne alle vegne. Deres McNicol Riesling menes at være måske den bedste Riesling i Australien! Kig selv, der er noget om snakken.
With all the Mitchell Wines I’ve seen in recent time, value is a word which springs to mind. Lots to offer and then some yet again the asking price much less than expected. – An ever-reliable producer. (QWinereviews). – Is this the Best Riesling Made in Australia? – It’s a masterpiece (The Riesling Blog)
Som prikken over i’et anvender Mitchell ikke herbicider eller pesticider på deres marker.
Fra Mitchells hjemmeside.
Widely recognised as one of the world’s great riesling producers, Mitchell Wines is a small family owned winery in the Clare Valley, South Australia. From their mature, dry grown vineyards the family produces an exclusive range of high quality table wines. As well as the riesling, they craft intensely flavoured, well structured, long living reds from Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache.
To make great wine you need great vineyards..
We have four main vineyard sites spread throughout the Clare Valley which range in altitude from 300 to 450 metres. The winery site in Sevenhill is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and is home to the McNicol Shiraz and McNicol Riesling vineyards. We have two sites in the famous Watervale region, named Alcatraz and Growers. These are mostly Riesling vineyards, with vine age upwards of 50 years. And Lastly in the hills of Auburn, our newest vineyard, which was planted in the mid 90’s.
We believe that to make great wine you need great vineyards, so we spend a lot of time getting these just right. Around 10 or so years ago we converted our vineyard farming practices back to those that our grandfather, Peter McNicol Mitchell, employed. We had noticed a gradual decline in the soil health, so we stopped using artificial herbicides and pesticides. We wanted to get away from the monoculture our vineyards had become and began to promote biodiversity, where once we had bare dead earth we now have lush soils full or worms and other creepy crawlies, we have clovers growing through the mid rows, wasps and bees flying around.
Angus Mitchell, Vineyard Manager.