La Linea Vertigo `TRKN` Riesling 2011 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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$22.90 per Bottle
$274.80 per case
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Peter Leske made fine, dry, crisp Adelaide Hills Riesling under the Nepenthe label for many years from 1998, after an earlier 7 vintages with Jeff Grosset in the Clare Valley. So while the off-dry ‘25GR’ was the style we first chose for the Vertigo label, we could not resist making a bone-dry Vertigo as well.

Our ‘TRKN’ (its name derived from the German word for dry: tröcken), is carefully crafted in the style for which South Australia is justifiably famous.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

The wine has the customary bracing acidity which we look for from this site; it is certainly a wine of great finesse.


Its aromatics are fresh green apples, ginger and fresh lime juice (which is not the same as the much-loved “Bickford’s brown lime” of many SA Rieslings, which

hark from warmer climes); plus, as 2011 was such a cool season, hints of fresh tarragon and basil.


On the palate you will see a mouth-watering lightness of structure, with a contribution to the mouthfeel from the inclusion of a small quantity of grape solids during fermentation. It’s long, lean and sinewy, with a twist of acidity (think citrus pith) that ensures a dry, blanched almond-like, finish.


Made again in tiny quantities, and aged for several months before release, it won’t be available for long. But it will DEFINITELY reward cellaring; a decade should not challenge it one iota.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
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La Linea is a partnership of experienced wine industry professionals, including Peter Leske and David LeMire MW. Peter was among the first to recognise the potential of Tempranillo in Australia, and his knowledge of it is reflected in the three wine styles made from the variety: Tempranillo Rose, the Tempranillo blended from several Adelaide Hills vineyards, and Norteno, from a single vineyard at the northern end of the Hills. Two Rieslings are produced under the Vertigo label: TRKN (short for trocken), and the off-dry 25GR (25 g/l residual sugar). James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion

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