Grosset Off Dry Riesling 2011 (10 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

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.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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.

Winery Tasting Notes

The Grosset estate is home to a special vineyard at Watervale’s highest elevation where the soil is poorer and tougher than it is at the adjacent ‘Springvale’ vineyard. The low yields are vital to allow for full ripening at high acidity which Grosset is convinced is the key to success with the off-dry style.

Aroma/Palate

The 2011 Grosset Off-dry Riesling has more restrained aromatics than the ‘Springvale’ – just a hint of white flowers, a whisper of lime juice – is softer and plumper than its sibling yet is still tight, fine and mouth-puckering. There’s some slatey minerally savouriness on a tight palate and refreshing, cleansing acidity that leaves a fine hint of lingering sweetness. Almost identical in structure to the last year’s highly successful premier release, this wine is also rated ‘dry’ by International standards.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now or cellar up to 10 years.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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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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