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Clare Valley Riesling

Clare Valley Riesling

2022 Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia

A single-vineyard wine that shouts-out its Sevenhill Vineyard credentials. A remarkable 11.0% alc this is at optimum ripeness, capturing the slatiness and minerality for which the sub-region is highly-prized, the wet-pebble palate a refreshing and salivatingly-dry amalgam of lemon-lime, lime zest, lime-leaf, blossom and a touch of fennel seed. Restraint and complexity follow through on a long-moreish finish, gin & tonic tannins to close the deal. A classic Clare classic 93+/100 Peter Nixon, The Wine Liberti

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Description

The hail storms of late 2021 impacted the surety of supply of Riesling grapes for Ben Murray Wines. With this in mind, the opportunity to source via a close friend grapes from his Sevenhill Vineyard in the Clare Valley became available. The Clare Valley is 100 kms north west of the Barossa, has an ancient under bed of blue stone/ slate which provides a very linear and tightly wound style of Riesling influenced also by the drier and slightly cooler growing conditions of a higher altitude. Prepared for bottling with a minimum of sulphur this riesling, with its extremely low pH and low alcohol provides a refreshing and crisp wine perfect to match with lighter seafoods.

Details

  • RegionClare Valley, South Australia
  • Vintage2022
  • TypeWhite Wine
  • VarietyRiesling
  • Winemaking

    Whole berry pressed in the pneumatic press, the juice is treated gently with antioxidant coverage of dry ice (CO2) and chilled immediately to well below zero. Held in this manner for nearly two weeks to fully settle the juice. Once settled, the solids were racked away and the juice was left for a 20 day cool ferment. The wine was then chilled again and separated from the solids, leaving it bright and fresh and no signs of cloudiness from the natural wild ferment.