Snake & Herring Sabotage Riesling 2018 (12 x 750mL), Great Southern, WA.

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RRP $25

$23.99 per Bottle
$287.88 per case

Overview

The Great Southern is renowned for its finely structured, elegant and long-lived Rieslings. Each of the 5 sub-regions is different in the way Riesling is expressed; part of the wonder of exploring Riesling from the Great Southern.

We have utilized Riesling from 2 vineyards for this wine; one in the Porongurups (the coolest of the subregions) and the other in the Frankland River subregion, the most continental of the subregions. The blend resulted in 80% Porongurup and 20% Frankland Riesli

Region:
WA - Great Southern
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

The 2018 Sabotage is our first release but we have been playing with different techniques for Riesling for several vintages. The vintage was cool and acidities were high; perfect for some barrel fermentation. Lime juice, wet quartz and some candied lemon characters are followed by preserved lemon and a herbal nuance on the palate. There is real texture on the palate from the barrel ferment and great drive through the finish with a lingering clean citrus acidity. A wine of great balance and complexity.

Vintage
2018
Region
WA - Great Southern
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Snake and Herring was founded in 2011 by two wine industry junkies, Redmond “Herring” Sweeny and Tony “Snake” Davis. Compelled to walk away from their professional roles at the same time, Redmond and Tony decided to embark on a journey to create their own wine label. Over a parcel of epic Porongurup Riesling, an idea began to form. Many late-night texts were exchanged and early morning vineyard rendezvous arranged and before long Snake + Herring was created and a Porongurup Riesling born.

Like a good wine, Redmond and Tony are a well-balanced team. Tony tends to be dreamy, geeky, moved by the magnificence of science in wine. Capturing and bottling the best of fruit from each site and vintage really ignites him. Redmond has an agricultural and accounting background as well as a forklift driver's ticket and he's not afraid to use it. He knows the market, he knows how to sell wine and thankfully he has a cracking palate.

This partnership has seen Snake + Herring achieve great success, with their latest triumph being the opening of Yarri Restaurant + Bar Dunsborough with Sal Davis and awarded chef Aaron Carr at the helm.

The journey continues!

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