Spring – Summer Newsletter 2021

Fantastic Spring Releases

2021 WATERVALE RIESLING

615 CASES PRODUCED

Mount Horrocks’ Watervale Riesling Vineyard is unusual in that it is south facing and at a very high altitude – two factors that contribute to a cooler site which is preferred in this time of climate warming.

ACO organic certification and hand tending both reinforce Stephanie’s determination to push the boundaries of sustainability, while at the same time enhancing wine quality. There is no better example than the 2021 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling – a beautiful, delicious wine, its concentration reflecting the tiny crop, the lowest in decades.

This is a wine that reflects the season, but even more so, an example of balance; exceptional power and finesse, all wrapped up in a convincingly drink-me-now combination of concentrated flavour and structure.

Expressive aromatics of apple and citrus rind. Pretty talc scents.
Delicate yet powerful, crunchy, dry, long zesty finish. Definitive citrus fruits and minerality. Great energy and potential.
Cellar 15-20 years.

 

2021 CLARE VALLEY CORDON CUT

450 CASES PRODUCED

“This is my 29th vintage of Cordon Cut. Just 450 cases were produced this year, and what a challenge, but I am delighted with the outcome. A highly risky and complex process, the making of Cordon Cut is very much about seat of pants decision making and this is where the experience of 29 vintages certainly helps!” Stephanie

A unique, delicious, concentrated wine that delivers all the hallmarks of Riesling – citrus, florals and spice, with beautiful balancing acidity, so it doesn’t cloy.

Fairly leaps from the glass.
Spring florals, honey and ripe, juicy lime. Luscious yet crisp to taste, citrus, vanilla, native honey and spice. Impressively rich and sweet yet clean and long.
Cellar 8-10 years.

 

2021 ROSÉ

160 CASES PRODUCED

This couldn’t be more straightforward; harvest red grapes when they have crisp fresh flavours (but not under-ripe) and extract the juice with just a touch of colour; the faintly pink hue indicating fresh flavours of a young white wine with an extra dimension of red hues
and a hint of red berry flavours.

Perfect for drinking now, this is the epitome of this increasingly popular dry style of Rose.

“My favourite afternoon tea wine” jokes Stephanie as she enjoys a glass whilst preparing chilli prawns and mussels provencale.

Vibrant blushing pink.
Lifted red fruits, spring florals and spice. Crisp-fruited, savoury-edged. Distinctive raspberry and blood orange characters, dry and zesty with a crunchy finish. Euro-styled, mineral bright.
Enjoy immediately upon release over the summer months but will hold nicely for a few years.