The grapes for this dry Riesling were grown on low-yielding vines, on the highest slopes of the Skillogalee estate (about 500 metres above sea level). The family-owned vineyard is managed in accordance with sustainable farming practices. Riesling was again one of the highlights of the 2013 Clare Valley vintage. The Skillogalee Riesling harvest commenced earlier than usual, but most unusual was the fact that most of the Shiraz had been picked prior to commencing Riesling processing. Some warm and then cool spells allowed for excellent flavour ripening with good natural acidity. A dry growing season with low disease pressure helped to maintain pristine fruit.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Considerable colour development; a powerful, full-bodied riesling, with some Alsace-like phenols on the finish and aftertaste. Rating 90 - Drink by 2017 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
The nose has an intense aromatic lift of musk, ginger spice and fresh Tahitian lime juice.
The palate is focused, with a lovely backbone of natural acidity that supports a natural fruit sweetness with flavours of mango, red grapefruit and cumquats coming through. The wine demonstrates fantastic line and length and has a zesty dry finish.
Drink now with fish, seafood or white meat dishes
For up to 10 years.