Plantagenet `Ringbark` Riesling 2008 (12 x 375mL, half bottle), WA.

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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Overview

Fruit sourced from our 38 year old Wyjup vineyard growing 30 km south of Mt Barker in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The vines had their cordons cut one month before harvest allowing the fruit to shrivel and concentrate sugars and flavours.

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright straw-green; very clean and pure riesling; abundant lime juice flavours on the long finish, which is at once intense and balanced. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2010

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with green hues

Aroma

Vibrant and sassy with honeyed, lemon, apple aromas and a dash of mineral and orange blossom.

Palate

Deliciously round and poised with well gauged sweetness and a degree of acidity that melds into the wine providing focus with a non-cloying, clean sorbet like finish and a lasting impression of citrus fruit flavours. Reminiscent of ice wine.

Winemaking Notes

The thinking behind this wine was to produce something of the essence of Riesling, concentrated, wildly varietal, but fresh and racy. It all came down to the fruit as the winemaking was simply to preserve the elements of the fruit through anaerobic, cold handling and quick processing into bottle in mid July.

Vintage
2008
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Dessert Wines
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
10.2%

Winery Profile

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Plantagenet takes its name not only from its home, but also from its heritage. In 1968 in a stroke of serendipity English migrant Tony Smith, himself a descendent of the Plantagenet's, invested his small inheritance in a farm called Bouverie in Western Australia’s Plantagenet Shire.

He first planted Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Riesling three years later.

The first wines from these young vines were tight and lean and showed the elegant spice and fruit characters for which this area was to become known.

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