Grosset Off-Dry Watervale Riesling 2010 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Harvested from an estate-owned vineyard dedicated to this distinctive style, this wine has just a touch of sweetness, despite being officially rated ‘dry’ in international terms. Spicy aromas of herb, lavender and lemon blossom, it is fresh and tangy with a taut, crisp finish.

SA - Clare Valley
South Australia

Expert Reviews

The wheel has turned full circle with this vibrantly juicy and penetrating wine (looking back to the early 1970s), the fruit reluctantly yielding to crisp acidity on the finish and lingering aftertaste.Drink to 2030. Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2011)

Jeffrey Grosset has really pulled off this style. Deep and super pure: there’s crystal-clear citrus, also a little more exotic fruit – a hint of creaminess. It’s super zippy, tangy, tastes of lime and white nectarine, and steely also, with the sweetness carrying everything lightly and gently. Finishes with mouthwatering clarity.

Rating 95 - Tim White, The Australian Financial Review October 29-31,

This is a new style of riesling made by Jeffrey Grosset… where 16g of residual sugar is balanced by refreshing vibrant acidity. There is essence of lime and a touch of mid-palate sweetness before taut drying acidity cleanses and refreshes. An Australian classic in the making.Peter Forrestal, Qantas Inflight Magazine Choice (1/DEC/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes


The 2010 Grosset Off-dry Riesling has subdued, lavender, fresh herb aromas.


Lemon blossom while the palate is soft, round and smoothed out by a touch of sweetness that is deep and lingering, before being grasped by a clenched fist of acidity, pulling it tight and tingly. The finish is taut, ultra-crisp with a whisper of sweetness before the zesty dry grip takes over.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now or cellar up to 10 years.

Wine Background

This is a single site riesling from the gently north-facing slopes of the Estate’s second vineyard at Watervale. The soil is poorer and tougher than it is at nearby ‘Springvale’, and this challenging but beautiful site is planted to riesling and semillon (for the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc).

Developing this style of wine has been no spur of the moment whim for Grosset. This is the third year that he has made an off-dry riesling but it’s the first occasion on which he’s been happy enough with the result for him to release it under the Grosset label. His view is that the key to making a successful off-dry riesling lies in the vineyard work. The crop needs to be kept low and this has included fruit thinning (cutting off and dropping fruit) late in the growing season. The remaining grapes then achieve full ripeness, while still retaining high levels of acidity. Grosset is remaining tight lipped however as to the precise viticultural methods involved.

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Grosset Wines is an independently owned winery producing seven highly regarded premium wines each vintage.

Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.

While in its third decade, annual production is capped at 10,000 cases (dozens), predominantly produced from twenty hectares of estate vineyards. Remaining small and focused has allowed Grosset to preserve the character and individuality of the wines, developing a significant international profile by producing wines deemed consistently outstanding, benchmarks in their class.

Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. Vineyards are hand-tended, and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness. The winemaking process is gentle and uncomplicated. With dedication, discipline and the application of knowledge garnered through decades of experience, the result is the finest expression of variety and place.

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