Kilikanoon Mort's Res. Watervale Riesling Aged Release 2011 (12 x 750mL).

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RRP $45

$41.99 per Bottle
$503.88 per case

Overview

This Mort’s Reserve has been held back for further bottle age and is now drinking perfectly. The 2011 has an impressive list of awards and is now further aged for a wonderful drinking experience.

Released as our finest Riesling cuveé of the vintage, the Mort’s Reserve was chosen from a single block on our famed Mort’s Block vineyard. Planted in 1970, it’s red loamy topsoil over the much deeper limestone base and east – west orientated rows are the perfect ingredients from which to craft this wine.

The 2011 vintage was one of the most challenging we have seen at Kilikanoon in our short history. Extremely cool ripening conditions over summer and until the end of the harvest period, coupled with intermittent rain throughout, created intense pressures and yield reductions. However, the protracted cool conditions allowed for one of the most intensely fl avoured and delicate Mort’s Reserve Rieslings to be released in a decade.

Watervale soils are typified by fertile red brown loams overlying limestone sub layers; soil profiles that lend themselves to growing Riesling of exceptional distinction and character. All fruit was hand harvested during late February and early March, typically yielding around the 5.0 – 6.0 tonnes per hectare.

Showcasing the most distinguished of Kilikanoon’s terroir, Mort’s Reserve Riesling is a symphony of texture and complexity. We use only hand harvested fruit and free run juice, before a long and cool ferment; crafting the unequivocal essence of Kilikanoon.

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

Expert Reviews

95 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2013

91 Points - Wine Spectator Semi-Annual Report, July, USA 2012

Rating 92 - Josh Raynolds for Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, July 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

Brilliant in Clarity, almost transparent in colour with subtle green tints.

Nose

Best described as intensely floral, citrus lime and lemon scented, overtly varietal yet sensually restrained.

Palate

Full Flavoured yet delicate and precise, the palate is all fresh lime juice and lemon zest, beautifully balanced and enhanced by its piercing natural acidity.

Medals & Trophies

Mick Knappstein Trophy Clare Wine Show Best Current Vintage Riesling 2011

Clare Wine Show Best Current Vintage Wine 2011

Overall Best Riesling - Sommelier Challenge 2012

94 Points, Gold Medal - Canberra International Riesling Challenge

Gold Medal - Clare Valley Wine Show 2012 , AU, Class 14, Riesling, 2011 Vintage

Gold Medal - Gold Medal 2017

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Kilikanoon Wines is a boutique winery with an international reputation, located in the heart of South Australia’s stunning Clare Valley. Since 1997 and his first Clare Valley vintage, founder and winemaker Kevin Mitchell has produced wines of individuality with strong regional and varietal definition. Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and now Hermitage terroir is all important, especially for their Shiraz, Riesling, Grenache and Cabernet single varietals.

Like many Australia winemakers Kevin Mitchell is highly trained in both the scientific and artistic sides of winemaking. He also comes from a long tradition of grape growing in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, where grapes have been grown and wine made since the 1850s.

The first Kilikanoon release was in 1998, with 1997 vintage Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and two 1998 Rieslings. Since that time Kevin has continually refined his skills and has produced a wide portfolio of Kilikanoon wines from some of Australia’s finest terroir.

Kilikanoon’s philosophy is to make the best wines from the best grapes, no matter where they are, so recently we went to France! We make wine in two regions- the Loire Valley and the Rhône Valley.

In late 2007 Kilikanoon, along with partners Janet Holmes à Court and Greg and Kerrie Paramor acquired Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most revered and historic wineries, established in 1851 and the home to one of the world’s finest collections of barrel-aged fortified wines, including the unique unbroken collection of Vintage dated 100 year old Para Tawny (port) dating back to 1878, when the first wines were laid down, not to be bottled for 100 years. They are delighted to celebrate our first decade. The next looks to be just as exciting.

Kilikanoon has been recognised both in Australia and internationally, receiving high praise from some of the world's most respected wine critics. The 2002 Clare Valley Wine Show chaired by prominent Australian wine writer and judge, Huon Hooke, propelled Kilikanoon into the spotlight, winning 6 of the 7 trophies awarded. Going from strength to strength, the Oracle Shiraz has twice won 'Best Shiraz' at International wine shows, while more recently, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion named Kilikanoon 'Winery of the Year' in 2013. In 2014, Kevin Mitchell was inducted into the inaugural Clare Valley Hall of Fame as Winemaker of the Year.

A 5 Star Winery rated by James Halliday.

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