Koonowla `Ringmaster` Riesling 2012 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$179.88 per case
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The Ringmaster series are magnificent wines made from premium Clare Valley fruit.

We picked the fruit for this wine on February the 19th to maximize the varietal vineyard characters as the Temperature dipped below 14 degrees Celsius then delivered to the winery within 2 hours of being picked. The fruit was then crushed and de-stemmed and the must chilled to 2 degrees Celsius and then pressed in a tank press. The skins were gently pressed and the pressings discarded, the free run juice was then cold settled before racking and seeding with an aromatic yeast. Primary fermentation was conducted between 11 and 15 degrees Celsius for 3 weeks before the wine was chilled at close to sugar dryness. Bentonite was added to stabilize protein and clear the wine in tank and we then pad filtered and bottled on the 28 of May 2012.

SA - Clare Valley
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


The colour of this wine is pale straw very indicative of the season, with a greenish tinge.


Floral lime and spice aromas precede a palate with mouth filling citrus flavour and a zesty long acidic finish.

SA - Clare Valley
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Winery Profile

Koonowla is one of the Clare Valley's largest and most historic vineyard properties. The property, just east of Auburn, was first planted with vines in the 1890's and by the early 1900's was producing some 60,000 litres of wine annually from its extensive cellars, before a disastrous fire in 1926 and changing times saw it converted to grain and wool production. Replanting of vines commenced in 1985 and accelerated markedly after Andrew and Booie Michael purchased the property in 1991 and expanded the vineyard to 250 acres.

Andrew and Booie firmly believe that there is a buoyant demand for premium wines that show distinct regional and varietal character, and that brands such as Koonowla can always have a strong presence on retail shelves and restaurant lists around Australia. To that end they have secured the services of two of Australia's most highly regarded winemakers, David O'Leary and Nick Walker. They have an intimate understanding of Clare Valley viticulture and winemaking, and the Michaels work closely with them to ensure that the wines reflect the district's unique terroir.

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