Kilikanoon `Morts Cut` Riesling 2009 (12x375mL half bottle), Clare Valley.

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Overview

In very special years at Kilikanoon, we cut through selected fruiting canes in our Mort's Block vineyard prior to harvest. This action results in the grapes dramatically concentrating their flavours and creating a luscious, yet refreshingly crisp, dessert styled Riesling. 2009 was one such very special year.

Watervale soils are typified by fertile red brown loams overlying limestone sub layers; soil profiles that lend themselves to growing Riesling of exceptional distinction and character. All fruit was hand harvested during late February, typically yielding around 5.0 – 6.0 tonnes per hectare.

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

Expert Reviews

The 2009 Mort’s Cut Riesling is in a non-botrytis Auslese style with 128 g/L residual sugar. It displays an alluring bouquet of peach, apricot, and tropical aromas leading to a sweet, vibrant, flavorful dessert wine that should provide pleasure for a decade.

Kilikanoon was clearly challenged by the difficult conditions of the 2007 vintage. A number of the red wines could not be recommended. Those that were, achieved significantly lower scores than they have in the recent past. Rating 91 - Drink to 2019 - Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (DEC/2009)

Utterly delicious cane cut riesling, the opulently sweet lime juice fruit perfectly balanced by acidity; will develop complexity with years in bottle. Rating 93 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Golden straw in colour with still youthful green tints and brilliant clarity.

Aroma

Honeyed and slightly toasty in character with underlying hints of melon and citrus.

Palate

The palate is quite luscious and hedonistic in style, with the texture of a dessert wine yet keenly balanced with the finesse and cleansing acidity that only fine Clare Valley Riesling possesses.

Cellaring Potential

At least 20 years

Food Matching

Soft white cheeses or enjoy with panna cotta and summer berries.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy, Best Sweet Wine, Clare Wine Show 2011

Gold Medal & Best in Class, Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2011

Trophy, Best Sweet Wine, Clare Wine Show 2010

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Dessert Wines
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
10.5%

Winery Profile

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Kilikanoon Wines is a boutique winery with an international reputation, located in the heart of South Australia’s stunning Clare Valley. Since 1997 and his first Clare Valley vintage, founder and winemaker Kevin Mitchell has produced wines of individuality with strong regional and varietal definition. Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and now Hermitage terroir is all important, especially for their Shiraz, Riesling, Grenache and Cabernet single varietals.

Like many Australia winemakers Kevin Mitchell is highly trained in both the scientific and artistic sides of winemaking. He also comes from a long tradition of grape growing in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, where grapes have been grown and wine made since the 1850s.

The first Kilikanoon release was in 1998, with 1997 vintage Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and two 1998 Rieslings. Since that time Kevin has continually refined his skills and has produced a wide portfolio of Kilikanoon wines from some of Australia’s finest terroir.

Kilikanoon’s philosophy is to make the best wines from the best grapes, no matter where they are, so recently we went to France! We make wine in two regions- the Loire Valley and the Rhône Valley.

In late 2007 Kilikanoon, along with partners Janet Holmes à Court and Greg and Kerrie Paramor acquired Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most revered and historic wineries, established in 1851 and the home to one of the world’s finest collections of barrel-aged fortified wines, including the unique unbroken collection of Vintage dated 100 year old Para Tawny (port) dating back to 1878, when the first wines were laid down, not to be bottled for 100 years.They are delighted to celebrate our first decade. The next looks to be just as exciting.

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