While making some serious classic, dry Australian-styled Rieslings over a decade in the Adelaide Hills (cooler and wetter, and later-ripening than either Eden or Clare), Peter Leske(from La Linea) was struck by the suitability of the Riesling fruit from specific Hills vineyards for that European style. It had to be done! – and so in concert with colleagues and partners David LeMire and Jason Quin, in 2008 the first Vertigo ‘25GR’ Riesling was made, from a mature, high-altitude site first made into wine by Peter in 1998.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
It shows powerful varietal fruit in the lemon/lime juice spectrum, with a floral and tropical background. If you close your eyes you’ll see the hints of musk and roses that can sometimes be evident in fine Hills Riesling.
The grape-derived sweetness (which is retained when we turn the cooling on to stop the ferment from going to completion) is balanced by the tight acidity, which in turn is supported by the low alcohol. When the acid and slight spritz of retained CO2 from fermentation kick in together on the tail, the two provide the zesty, mouth-watering finish which is drier than might be expected.
Will cellar for at least a decade.