Plantagenet Riesling 2013 (6 x 750mL), Great Southern, WA.

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Overview

The 2013 growing season was unpredictable with dramatic extremes in weather conditions and unseasonal responses in vine phenology. The season began with above average late winter rainfall, followed by a temperature spike mid-August, resulting in an early burst in vine growth. Mother Nature then flippantly about-faced and produced cool weather conditions, with equally uncomplimentary high rain fall, 25% above average for the three months of spring. In yet another dramatic change the sun came out for the summer holidays and a period of 10 days in late January saw unprecedented heat accelerate white grape ripeness to fruition approximately 3 weeks before the norm. Riesling was all harvested over three days from the 2nd to the 4th of March; the earliest and narrowest harvest window in memory. The intensity of the flavours was incredible and this will be a particularly strong Riesling vintage with the wines being richer than usual in style.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

This is a great Riesling vintage with quite powerful wines displaying an incredible concentration and typicity of fruit. Intense, lifted aromas of ripe limes lead to a palate that is very focused and pure, with spicy citrus flavours and a long, pure mineral finish.

A well managed dry extract adds a textural dimension to the wine adding to its depth and complexity.

Medals & Trophies

2013 Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia Triple Trophy Winner

  • Best Wine of Show
  • Best White Wine
  • Best 2012 Riesling
Vintage
2013
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.3%

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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