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Clos Clare Watervale Riesling 2017 (1x75cl)

Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their April 2018 edition review of Australian Riesling  (see blue link below) .

Clos Clare Watervale Riesling 2016 - April 2018 Decanter review

The story behind clos Clare (sic) is fast becoming a legendary tale and has earned a place in the Clare Valley’s winemaking history. This tiny, two hectare vineyard was originally part of the celebrated Florita vineyard in the Clare Valley subregion of Watervale, famed for producing outstanding dry Riesling. In 1986, Mark, Peter and John Barry purchased the whole Florita vineyard and sold off the small corner of the vineyard to a local artist, Ian Sanders and clos Clare was born. Today’s label is an original design by Ian Sanders. In 2007, Peter and Sue Barry purchased clos Clare, which by now had forged a reputation for producing one of Australia’s finest dry Rieslings. clos Clare is now run by their sons, Tom and Sam, the third generation of the Barry family and grandsons of Jim Barry, a pioneer of Clare Valley winemaking. For outstanding Clare Valley Rieslings, look no further.

In 2016 the Clare Valley had ideal fruit set promising above average yields; then a hot December reduced yield expectations. Rains in late January and early February completely altered the yield forecasts with a 20% surge. Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon were the standouts.

Located in the prestigious Watervale subregion of the Clare Valley, the vineyard itself is over 70 years old, although the Riesling vines were replanted 46 years ago. Situated in the south-west corner of the former La Florita vineyard, the clos Clare vineyard comprises two hectares. The vines are dry-grown, which is facilitated by the clay content of the soil, as it helps to retain the moisture to nourish the vine. The canopy management techniques used in the vineyard differ according to the orientation of the vine: the north-facing vines are exposed to the sun, while the southfacing vines are protected by the canopy vegetation.

The fruit was hand-picked during the latter part of February and was immediately chilled for 24 hours, prior to whole bunch pressing. The juice was completely racked off its solids after approximately 48 hours and fermented. The fermentation process took place without lees agitation or stirring and once the fermentation was complete, it was racked off its lees. Oxygen was not purposely introduced at any stage, as the wine was made as reductively as possible.

A hand crafted wine showing poise, elegance and character. Delicate aromas of lemons and limes, carry through onto the palate. The palate shows great balance between citrus fruit and the hallmark acidity of the 2016 vintage.

The Watervale Riesling is a stunning accompaniment to shellfish and fish dishes or with Asian influenced cuisine.

This wine is suitable for vegetarians but not vegans.

£20.45

Dandelion Vineyards Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Riesling 2017 (1x75cl)

Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their April 2018 edition review of Australian Riesling.  (see blue link below) .

Dandelion Enchanted Riesling 2016 - April 2018 Decanter review

Dandelion Vineyards is the venture of self-titled 'typist' Zar Brooks, his winemaking wife Elena and growers Carl Lindner and Brad Rey, with wines made from the Barossa and Eden Valleys, Fleurieu and McLaren Vale. Nick Stock, one of Australia's leading journalists, has described Dandelion as follows: 'Brooks has teamed up with his winemaking wife Elena, a woman whose talents are outweighed only by her tolerance, in an exciting new venture called Dandelion Vineyards. The approach is remarkably simple and sees Elena making wine from a suite of beautiful old vineyards identified by Carl Lindner and Brad Rey across that blessed curve that runs from the Barossa, up through the Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills and down into McLaren Vale.'

Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time, encouraging the humble dandelion amongst the vines as they suppress winter weeds, provide mulch in summer, and proffer their Wishing Clocks in spring to blow off and make the Dandelion wish come true. The Enchanted Garden was planted in 1910 and thrives to this day, a seven acre Eden Valley Vine Garden lovingly tended by Sue and Stuart Woodman.

The 2016/17 growing season was one of the wettest on record with harvest taking place four weeks later than the 2016 vintage. The wet soils combined with a cooler than average spring and early summer meant the vines grew slowly but healthily. Well-timed rains in late January/early February were followed by a return to dry conditions and the beginning of an Indian summer from March to late April which was perfect for ripening grapes and natural acidity.

Whole bunches were hand picked on 9th March then destemmed without crushing the fruit to fill the press exactly. The free-run juice and pressings were fermented separately in small tanks between 11-13°C. The wine was bottled directly with minimal fining and filtration.

This wine is 100% Riesling.

The appearance of this Riesling foretells the pristine quality of its fruit. Classic aromas of citrus zest, lemon foliage and hints of dragon fruit flowers are etched by a clear steely minerality. This is an attractively textural wine displaying the variety's intense purity. Bone-dry, its structure and length is underpinned by bracing acidity.

£13.90

Darenberg The Broken Fishplate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (1x75cl)

Family owned d’Arenberg is located in the breathtaking McLaren Vale in South Australia, and produces an enviable range of wines. From humble beginnings, these wines quickly gained cult status amongst imbibers and judges alike – it’s a deft combination of winemaking tradition and vinous innovation. A tall order for some, but one that d’Arenberg takes in their stride as they continue to push the boundaries and get under the skin of each individual vineyard in order to get the best from the vines. This is backed up by an engaging consumer-friendly approach to the ‘deadly serious fun’ of wine.

D'Arenberg's own tasting notes for this wine are excellent, so please click the blue link below to see all this wine's details.

D'Arenberg The Broken Fishplate 2017 - Fiche Technique

£13.65

Darenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2017 (1x75cl)

Family owned d’Arenberg is located in the breath-taking McLaren Vale in South Australia and produces an enviable range of wines. From humble beginnings, these wines quickly gained cult status amongst imbibers and judges alike – it’s a deft combination of winemaking tradition and vinous innovation. A tall order for some, but one that d’Arenberg takes in their stride as they continue to push the boundaries and get under the skin of each individual vineyard in order to get the best from the vines. This is backed up by an engaging consumer-friendly approach to the ‘deadly serious fun’ of wine.

D'Arenberg's own tasting notes for this wine are excellent, so please click the blue link below to see all this wine's details.

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab 2017 – Fiche Technique

£12.30

Darenberg The Lucky Lizard Chardonnay 2017

The 2015 vintage was awarded 91 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their October 2018 edition's 'Weekday Wines'  (see blue link below).

The Lucky Lizard Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, D'Arenberg 2015 - Oct 2018 Decanter review

Family-owned d’Arenberg is located in the breath-taking McLaren Vale in South Australia and produces an enviable range of wines. From humble beginnings, these wines quickly gained cult status amongst imbibers and judges alike – it’s a deft combination of winemaking tradition and vinous innovation. A tall order for some, but one that d’Arenberg takes in their stride as they continue to push the boundaries and get under the skin of each individual vineyard in order to get the best from the vines. This is backed up by an engaging consumer-friendly approach to the ‘deadly serious fun’ of wine.

D'Arenberg's own tasting notes for this wine are excellent, so please click the blue link below to see all this wine's details.

D'Arenberg The Lucky Lizard 2017 - fiche technique

£15.50

Darenberg The Money Spider Roussane 2017 (1x75cl)

Family owned d’Arenberg is located in the breath-taking McLaren Vale in South Australia and produces an enviable range of wines. From humble beginnings, these wines quickly gained cult status amongst imbibers and judges alike – it’s a deft combination of winemaking tradition and vinous innovation. A tall order for some, but one that d’Arenberg takes in their stride as they continue to push the boundaries and get under the skin of each individual vineyard in order to get the best from the vines. This is backed up by an engaging consumer-friendly approach to the ‘deadly serious fun’ of wine.

D'Arenberg's own tasting notes for this wine are excellent, so please click the blue link below to see all this wine's details.

d'Arenberg The Money Spider 2017 – Fiche Technique

£13.30

Darenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay 2017 (1x75cl)

Family owned d’Arenberg is located in the breathtaking McLaren Vale in South Australia, and produces an enviable range of wines. From humble beginnings, these wines quickly gained cult status amongst imbibers and judges alike – it’s a deft combination of winemaking tradition and vinous innovation. A tall order for some, but one that d’Arenberg takes in their stride as they continue to push the boundaries and get under the skin of each individual vineyard in order to get the best from the vines. This is backed up by an engaging consumer-friendly approach to the ‘deadly serious fun’ of wine.

D'Arenberg's own tasting notes for this wine are excellent, so please click the blue link below to see all this wine's details.

d'Arenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay 2016 – Fiche Technique

£13.10

Darenberg The Stump Jump (Lightly Wooded) Chardonnay 2018 (1x75cl)

Family owned d’Arenberg is located in the breathtaking McLaren Vale in South Australia, and produces an enviable range of wines. From humble beginnings, these wines quickly gained cult status amongst imbibers and judges alike – it’s a deft combination of winemaking tradition and vinous innovation. A tall order for some, but one that d’Arenberg takes in their stride as they continue to push the boundaries and get under the skin of each individual vineyard in order to get the best from the vines. This is backed up by an engaging consumer-friendly approach to the ‘deadly serious fun’ of wine.

D'Arenberg's own tasting notes for this wine are excellent, so please click the blue link below to see all this wine's details.

d'Arenberg The Stump Jump (Lightly Wooded) Chardonnay 2018 – fiche technique

£10.30

Dufte Punkt - Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Kerner - 2017, Chaffey Bros Wine Co (1x75cl)

Brothers-in-law Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela are the latest generation of the Chaffey family to ply their vinous trade in Australia. The original Chaffey brothers (Canadian Hydro Engineers) were true iconoclasts. They arrived in Australia in 1886 and proceeded (along with a number of their descendants) to make an indelible mark on the Australian wine landscape. 

"This straw-coloured rascal is a three way blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and the rare Weisser Herold (aka Kerner), all out of the one old vineyard. It's co-fermented, at first playing it's Riesling card with lime florals and aromatics, though the more exotic gewurztraminer comes out of it's shell as you go They do, perhaps, add to this wine's fabulous texture: chalky, pithy and peppery/spicy with a lingering, mouth watering result. One of this summer's surprise aromatic whites” - Tony Love (National Wine Writer news.com.au)

Riesling 34%, Gewurtztraminer 33%, Kerner 32%

To see an information sheet and tasting note for this wine that has been produced by Chaffey Bros, please click on the blue link below.

Chaffey Bros Düfte Punkt 2017 - fiche technique

£14.85

Grosset Alea Clare Valley Riesling 2018 (1x75cl)

"So all you do is stop the fermentation, leaving a dialled-cup number of g/l of residual sugar? No, this is truly rocket science precision to all the measurable components of the fermenting juice which is in turn of the highest quality. Then you are able to make a divine nectar of this not quite dry, not quite sweet wine. Its circle of pure riesling flavours run alongside mouthwatering acidity. In its style, it is perfection". 97 points (2017 vintage), Australian Wine Companion 2018, James Halliday, 11 Sep 17

Jeffrey Grosset established his winery in 1981 in the historic township of Auburn, Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide. The winery is stylish and functional and reflects the attention to detail that extends to the Grosset estate-owned vineyards and winemaking. Jeff is best known for his Rieslings which have shown a consistency of style and quality, making this one of Australia’s greatest wineries. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place.

The 'Alea' Riesling comes from a narrow corridor of hard red rock with poor, orangey, red loam topsoil in the Grosset Rockwood Vineyard at Watervale. As the early fruit from the vineyard reminded Jeff of the great German Rieslings, he decided to take a very different approach to the creation of 'Alea'. The aim was to make a wine generous, succulent and long.

The 2018 vintage was very dry, with less than average rainfall. The dry conditions meant that the vines struggled to ripen resulting in smaller berries and yields. With every vintage, it becomes clear that the vines have a unique resilience to changing seasonal conditions. The grapes harvested were in pristine condition resulting in fresh, vibrant and wellbalanced wines.

Harvest took place between 3rd - 6th March. All grapes were hand picked and vines hand pruned, shoot thinned and fruit thinned where necessary. Only free run juice was used. The juice was racked off the lees and inoculated with neutral yeast to maintain focus on natural fruit characters and expression of place. The wine was fermented to 9.5g/L residual sugar and bottled without fining.

There are attractive lemon blossom aromatics on a first swirl; the slightest hint of sweetness on an initial taste. Kaffir lime and hints of white flowers and herbs are underpinned by a linear acidity, balancing the generous succulence of the palate.

To see an informative information sheet, tasting note and reviews for this wine, please click on the blue link below.

Grosset Alea Riesling 2018 - fiche technique

This wine is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

£22.45

Grosset Apiana Clare Valley 2015 (1x75cl)

Jeffrey Grosset established his winery in 1981 in the historic township of Auburn, Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide. The winery is stylish and functional and reflects the attention to detail that extends to the Grosset estate-owned vineyards and winemaking. Jeff is best known for his Rieslings which have shown a consistency of style and quality, making this one of Australia’s greatest wineries. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place.

The vines are planted on hard, slate-like red rock with a poor orange/red loam for topsoil, and are situated on a north-eastern extreme of the Watervale at 460m altitude. The Fiano is very low yielding (less than one bottle per vine), while the Semillon is low to medium vigour. The Fiano fits neatly into Grosset’s philosophy of biodiversity and complexity in the vineyard.

2015 was characterised as a fine, mild and early vintage. The Clare Valley had a very mild December, and a cooler January, with just enough rainfall to keep the vines healthy. Crop levels were below average, very even, and grapes were picked in excellent health. Harvest started on 8th February and was one of the earliest and most compressed in 35 years. Grapes were hand-harvested by a team of 60 workers, to ensure all the crop was picked at optimum condition.

62% Semillon, 38% Fiano.

The emphasis through winemaking is on achieving purity of fruit. The winemaking process is gentle and uncomplicated. The fruit was crushed and de-stemmed so the free run juice could be extracted. The Fiano and Semillon were fermented separately, and blended to taste. No fining agents were used.

Restrained dried herb and beeswax aromas on the nose. Impressive weight and power on the palate in a dry and savoury style. Mouthpuckering intensity, generous flavour and lively zesty acidity.

To see an informative information sheet, tasting note and reviews for this wine, please click on the blue link below.

Grosset Apiana Clare Valley 2015 - fiche technique

£22.25

Grosset Clare Valley Semillon/Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (1x75cl)

One of Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines, May 16.

Jeffrey Grosset established his winery in 1981 in the historic township of Auburn, Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide. The winery is stylish and functional and reflects the attention to detail that extends to the Grosset estate-owned vineyards and winemaking. Jeff is best known for his Rieslings which have shown a consistency of style and quality, making this one of Australia’s greatest wineries. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place.

The Clare Valley Semillon is from the Grosset Springvale vineyard and the Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc is from a private grower in the central Adelaide Hills. The Semillon vineyard has a yellow/brown, thin-crusted topsoil over a slatey, silt stone of Mintaro shale. The vineyards are certified organic.

2015 was characterised as a fine, mild and early vintage. The Clare Valley had a very mild December and a cooler January, with just enough rainfall to keep the vines healthy. Crop levels were below average, very even, and grapes were picked in excellent health. Harvest started on 8th February and was one of the earliest and most compressed in 35 years. Grapes were hand-harvested by a team of 60 workers to ensure all the crop was picked at optimum condition.

75% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc.

The two varieties were fermented separately in temperature controlled stainless steel, with neutral yeast at moderate temperatures (15-18°C) and lasted around two weeks. No skin contact took place at all and only the free run juice was used. No fining to modify taste was practiced or necessary due to the hand picking and fruit selection at harvest. 

The higher percentage of Semillon gives weight and definition to the blend, without taming the primal Sauvignon Blanc characters. White floral aromatics with fresh herb notes, an intense, tight core or pure nectarine and white peach flavours, and a zesty finish.

£19.80

Grosset Piccadilly Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016 (1x75cl)

Matthew Jukes 100 Best 2018, Matthew Jukes, May 18.

Jeffrey Grosset established his winery in 1981 in the historic township of Auburn, Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide. The winery is stylish and functional and reflects the attention to detail that extends to the Grosset estate-owned vineyards and winemaking. Jeff is best known for his Rieslings which have shown a consistency of style and quality, making this one of Australia’s greatest wineries. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place.

The vineyards are situated in the Piccadilly Valley of the Adelaide Hills, a very cool sub-region. Given that the re-planting of vineyards in the Adelaide Hills has only occurred since the early 1980s, their full potential is only just emerging. The south facing site has predominantly mottled, course grained yellow clays and quartz rich soil over sandstone.

Vibrant, flavoursome and unblemished fruit from healthy vines made a promising start to what turned out to be the most exciting vintage in a decade. A warmer than average December was followed by normal temperatures, but a dry January. February began cool, with some much -needed rain before a string of warm, sunny days and cool nights, making for ideal harvest conditions.

All grapes were hand picked, crushed and de-stemmed. Only free run juice was used, which was chilled to 0°C for five days and then racked off lees. The wine was barrel fermented in French oak barriques (40% of which were new) for 10 months, with partial natural malolactic fermentation. 

Riotously perfumed and intense, though delicate, primary flavours of nectarine and peach against a backdrop of hazelnut complexity. This is refined yet exuberant with lively flavours and bright natural acidity on a fresh, crisp, pristine finish of impressive length. Delicious!

To see an informative information sheet, tasting note and reviews for this wine, please click on the blue link below.

Grosset Piccadilly Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016 - fiche technique

£34.30

Grosset Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2018 (1x75cl)

The 2017 vintage was awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their April 2018 edition review of Australian Riesling  (see blue link below) .

Grosset Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2017 - April 2018 Decanter review

Jeffrey Grosset established his winery in 1981 in the historic township of Auburn, Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide. The winery is stylish and functional and reflects the attention to detail that extends to the Grosset estate-owned vineyards and winemaking. Jeff is best known for his Rieslings which have shown a consistency of style and quality, making this one of Australia’s greatest wineries. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place.

The eight hectare Polish Hill vineyard (ACO certified organic) is planted at 460 metres altitude and just five kilometres from Springvale. The low fertility soils of this hard rock site are composed of silt and shallow shales over a thin crust of clay and gravel. The vines have to work harder than those at Springvale and so produce small, thick skinned berries with bunches weighing just 100 grams.

The 2018 vintage was very dry, with less than average rainfall. The dry conditions meant that the vines struggled to ripen resulting in smaller berries and yields. With every vintage, it becomes clear that the vines have a unique resilience to changing seasonal conditions. The grapes harvested were in pristine condition resulting in fresh, vibrant and well-balanced wines.

The organic grapes were hand harvested between 5th - 9th March and delivered promptly to the winery in small parcels, where they were crushed and destemmed. The fruit was then gently pressed and settled in tank for five days at 0°C. Only the free run juice was used. A small proportion was whole-bunch pressed. Six separate ferments took place according to clone and vine age before blending and bottling.

The 2018 has aromas of lavender, herbs, lime and a hint of chalk. Framed by a pure natural acidity, the concentrated palate is pure lime juice and lemon pith with a characteristic shaley minerality. Tight, fine and steely with a long, bone dry finish.

To see an informative information sheet, tasting note and reviews for this wine, please click on the blue link below.

Grosset Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2018 - fiche technique

£30.55

Grosset Springvale Clare Valley Riesling 2018 (1x75cl)

Jeffrey Grosset established his winery in 1981 in the historic township of Auburn, Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide. The winery is stylish and functional and reflects the attention to detail that extends to the Grosset estate-owned vineyards and winemaking. Jeff is best known for his Rieslings which have shown a consistency of style and quality, making this one of Australia’s greatest wineries. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place.

The six hectare Springvale vineyard (ACO certified organic) is situated at Watervale’s highest elevation (460 metres) on a gradual, mainly north -facing slope where thin red loams are interspersed with shale over limestone. This highly soft rock site insulates the drought-sensitive Riesling vines, which produce compact lime-green, moderate sized berries and bunches averaging 150 grams.

The 2018 vintage was very dry, with less than average rainfall. The dry conditions meant that the vines struggled to ripen resulting in smaller berries and yields. With every vintage, it becomes clear that the vines have a unique resilience to changing seasonal conditions. The grapes harvested were in pristine condition resulting in fresh, vibrant and well-balanced wines.

The organic grapes were hand harvested between 20th February - 3rd March 2018 and delivered promptly to the winery in small parcels, where they were crushed and destemmed. The fruit was then gently pressed and settled in tank for five days at 0°C. The free run juice was inoculated with neutral Champagne yeasts to preserve the natural expression of the vineyard in the final wine. Fermentation took place in five separate batches according to clone and vine age before blending and bottling. 

The outstanding vintage is evident in the Grosset Springvale 2018. Intense citrus aromatics linger on the nose and the taut slightly minerally palate has lemon and lime pith and enticing floral notes framed by a vibrant acidity. The finish is long, zesty and bone dry.

To see an informative information sheet, tasting note and reviews for this wine, please click on the blue link below.

Grosset Springvale Clare Valley Riesling 2018 - fiche technique

£23.95
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