A wonderful example of intense, pure Clare Valley Riesling. Hand picking and careful handling preserve its classic lemon and lime flavours with hints of Watervale florals.
Palate balanced by a refreshing mineral acidity. The wine was made with minimal intervention to preserve fruit purity, with the fruit gently crushed with only the best free-run juice used. Fruit comes from Knappstein's Ackland Vineyard and three vineyards on elevated slate further north towards the town of Clare.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Light straw-green; the fresh and fragrant bouquet is good, but the palate soars above it, with an exquisitely detailed array of lime, grapefruit and lemon fruits, the acidity itself a glossy reflection of the fruit flavours. Outstanding value. Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
The Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling shows fine aromas of lemon peel and lime juice with distinct sweet spice highlights, a signature of the parcels of fruit grown within the Watervale district of the Clare Valley.
Focused citrus flavours dominate the palate accompanied by layers of textural complexities. Knappstein’s
commitment to hand picking produces a delicate wine displaying pristine flavours and textures.
Fantastic drinking now and this wine will reward careful cellaring for the next 5 - 8 years.