Grosset Springvale Watervale Riesling 2011 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

This single-site wine epitomises riesling from the Watervale sub-region. Highly aromatic, floral and zesty with lemon lime-juice flavours and a dry lingering finish.

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

Expert Reviews

Some Clare rieslings have suffered this year but here’s proof generalisations are pointless. A classic Grosset without a molecule out of place, singing with a fragrance of white flowers and citrus blossom. It’s poised, pure and lively, lingering with mineral structure and sensational line and length. Rating 95: Drink 2011 – 2012 or 2018 – 2023 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly Edition 28 (19/AUG/2011)

Light straw-green; as ever, a more open and expressive bouquet early in its life, the palate likewise more effusive, with ripe lime/lemon fruit running through the length of its immaculately balanced palate. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Wine Companion newsletter (22/DEC/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Background

Situated off Springvale Road in one of the highest parts of Watervale, Grosset’s six hectare vineyard is on a gentle slope with red loamy soil over limestone. This is a single site white with 30 previous vintages of Grosset Watervale Riesling giving it a remarkable provenance. There was a time when wine writers, with plenty of justification, described the Watervale Riesling as the wine to drink while you waited for the ‘Polish Hill’ to be less tight, ungiving and steely. While the ‘Springvale’ doesn’t have the austerity of the ‘Polish Hill’, it appears to have crept closer to its sibling in quality terms and ageability.

Aroma/Palate

The 2011 Grosset Springvale Riesling has wonderful, ethereal aromatics, fragrant lemongrass and freshly squeezed lime, intense lime pith and pure lemony flavours with some wet pebble minerals notes, a mid-palate fleshiness before its tight, lean structure follows through to a cleansing minerally finish that is slatey, powerfully focused and piercingly long.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now or cellar 5-12 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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