Chris Hill 'Premier Select' Riesling 2016 (6 x 750mL) Clare Valley

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This is a captivating example of classic cool climate Riesling from the western slopes of the Clare Valley. It’s alluring and seductive with a steely back bone and tangy mouth filling flavours of lime and grapefruit.

SA - Clare Valley
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Right now the appearance is brilliant pale straw with tinges of green, as the wine ages it will acquire a subtle golden yellow glow.


Cool climate Riesling has a wonderfully aromatic bouquet full of sweet orange blossom petals and zesty citrus oil. This wine has a background of minerals and herbs which will develop well with extended cellaring.


I’m a self confessed Riesling fanatic. The flavour, structure and complexity make every one exciting and unique. This wine is still youthful with tangy acidity and subtle paprika spice lifting the mid palate after the initial lime citrus hit on entry. The finish is long and dry with green herbs and steely edge.

Food Matching

When young this wine is sensational with a plate of sashimi tuna, salmon and kingfish and a hint if wasabi and pickled ginger. After a few years maturation enjoy it with spicy Singapore mud crab.

Cellaring Potential

Under the right conditions cool climate dry Riesling will mature for decades so put some away for the future and have plenty of tangy, refreshing youthful bottles ready for a long hot summer. Serve well chilled.

SA - Clare Valley
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Winery Profile

My first winemaking experience was harvesting grapes in the Barossa Valley during vintage 1981. Long hot days were spent hand picking bunches of sweet, sticky Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and a host of other nearly forgotten varieties. At the end of each day after the last bins were tipped into the crusher, we’d meet at the weighbridge with Peter Lehmann for a bottomless glass of robust Shiraz and an inspired conversation about the new wines and vintage developments.

After three decades my day still ends with a nice glass or two of Shiraz or maybe Chardonnay but a lot has changed over that time. From a humble cellar hand plunging skins in open concrete fermenters during the 1980’s, to debating the appropriate cooperage for Hunter Shiraz with Len Evans in the 1990’s to the corporate boardrooms of giant multinationals in the 2000’s, I’m now back to making wine as an independent negociant.

Based in the heart of McLaren Vale, I’m surrounded by wonderful old vineyards and dozens of modern wineries run by talented winemakers. The joy of being a negociant winemaker is the flexibility to be able to source grapes and make wine anywhere throughout Australia. The benefit is an unlimited resource of varieties, regions, styles and skills to craft individual batches of unique wines without constraints.

My goal is to create genuine, honest wines that showcase flavour, vitality and life. Good wine should be accessible to all and be enjoyed as part of a healthy, active lifestyle with fine food, close friends and plenty of fun. I have many favourites but I believe variety is the spice of life and I enjoy discovering new flavours and stretching the boundaries of traditional winemaking.

From an old favourite to something exotic, tantalizing and new, I hope you enjoy the journey through my selection of classic Australian wines.

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