Skillogalee Riesling 2013 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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$19.90 per Bottle
$238.80 per case
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Overview

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.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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

Aroma

The nose has an intense aromatic lift of musk, ginger spice and fresh Tahitian lime juice.

Palate

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.

Food Matching

Drink now with fish, seafood or white meat dishes

Cellaring Potential

For up to 10 years.

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12%

Winery Profile

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Skillogalee has a small modern, winery, crushing only around 250 tonnes, giving us the opportunity to hand-make individual wines in small batches. Fruit handling and vinification are undertaken using the best of traditional and modern technologies - modern winemaking techniques for whites, to preserve the fruit aromas and flavours, and more traditional techniques for reds - the use of open fermenters and basket pressing to maximise flavour and colour without over-extraction. We focus heavily on gentle fruit handling throughout and our winery hygiene programs are meticulous. In this way, we use the minimum amount of sulphur to keep wines safe from spoilage.

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