Wynns Riesling 2018 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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$14.99 per Bottle
$89.94 per pack

Overview

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Riesling was first made in 1962 and has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s most consistent, value-for-money white wines. From a region famed for its red wines, this Riesling proves that Coonawarra can also produce whites of the highest quality. Wynns Coonawarra Estate Riesling shows characters at the riper end of the spectrum, with citrus aromas and an attractive fruit softness that, suited for the enjoyment on release. This is a superbly aromatic example of a cool climate Riesling with a good concentration of floral flavours and a gentle, yet lively palate.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour:

Pale green straw

Nose:

The purity of Riesling fruit is demonstrated, with clean fresh notes of citrus, white florals and sherbet. Lemon pith and subtle spice notes lend a hint of complexity

Palate:

The palate is fresh and bright, displaying crunchy citrus notes of lemon curd, lime, cumquat and grapefruit. Delicate florals are lifted by the powdery sherbet acidity, providing an elegant structure. The elements combine to create an approachable, beautifully balanced wine which should appeal to those new to the variety and please its loyal followers alike. Great drinking on its own, or think about a mild curry or spicy calamari rings with this.

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.2%

Winery Profile

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In 1891 the famous triple gabled winery and surrounding vineyards were built and planted by John Riddoch and called the Chateau Camoum. Riddoch’s vineyards are the core of today’s Wynns Coonawarra Estate, with his winery, essentially unchanged, forming the centrepiece of the operation.

Following John Riddoch’s death in 1901 the Coonawarra Estate languished for 50 years until 1951 when Samuel Wynn and Co, the Melbourne-based wine makers and merchants, purchased the winery and vineyards.

After much hard work, over the next 30 years Wynns gradually increased its holdings in the Coonawarra and by 1981 was the largest grower in the district with 440 hectares under vine.

Coonawarra's fame comes mostly from a freakish natural phenomenon called the terra rossa. Meaning literally 'red earth', the terra rossa is a low, cigar-shaped ridge of soil some 15 kilometres long and up to 1 kilometre wide.

Coonawarra - which is an Aboriginal word meaning 'honeysuckle' - is an isolated region 450 kilometres away from Melbourne and 380 kilometres from Adelaide. Coonawarra is renowned for its unique geological and climatic features - ideal for growing vines bearing the highest quality grapes.

Like all great wine regions of the world, Coonawarra's climate is cool and marginal. It is South Australia's southernmost wine region, positioned just 80 kilometres from the chilly southern ocean and cold Antarctic winds. The vines are assured a long, cool ripening period that builds up the intensity of flavours slowly in the grape and ensures a balanced acidity. The resulting wines will always be among Australia's finest for their richness, intensity, flavour and longevity.

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