Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2020

  • 2020 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling


    The remote, isolated Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling vineyard planted by Stephanie in 2001, sits in the north eastern corner of the Clare Valley’s Watervale subregion, on the very edge of the highly prized red soil over limestone.

    Since ACO organic certification in 2012, Stephanie has produced beautifully flavoured and balanced wines from this hand-tended vineyard without the need to add acidity or finings; hence the vegan and vegetarian friendly status. This year’s release exhibits flavour intensity and minerality, however, due to very low rainfall in the preceding winter, production is very low.

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Recent reviews

  • Halliday Wine Companion
    2019 Mount Horrocks Riesling 95 Points This offers the commodity in short supply in ’19: finesse. Or, if you prefer, elegance. It has all the varietal flavours that make Riesling what it is – mouthwatering, vibrant, crisp and long – riding high on a magic carpet.   By James Halliday 1st December 2019
  • WBM Magazine
    Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2019 By Tyson Stelzer 94 points A cool harvest has maintained fantastic tension and energy in this dry, low-yielding season, making for a Mount Horrocks of concentration, impact and poise. A brilliant cut of acidity drives a palate of magnificent line and length, with enticing appeal and head-turning presence from day one, loaded with ...
  • Best Buys – Gourmet Traveller WINE
    2019 Mount Horrocks Riesling BEST BUYS The name of subregion where this riesling is grown is Watervale, and perhaps that’s why I find it so mouthwatering upon each sip of every new vintage – the power of suggestion. Or maybe it’s because the vines planted in perfect red-soil-over-limestone terroir, are grown organically, and in 2019 yielded small ...
  • WBM Magazine
    2018 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling By Tyson Stelzer 95 Points  Stunning. Unites the concentration and confidence of a dry, low-yielding season with the tension and enduring poise of a long, cool ripening window. It’s a precise and glorious union of kaffir lime, granny smith apple and lemon, with the subtle exoticism of guava. With lingering persistence, exacting line, ...
  • Wine of the Week
    Mount Horrocks 2018 Watervale Riesling By Winsor Dobbin Riesling is my “go to” grape for spring and summer quaffing – and this new Clare Valley release is right in the grove; fresh, vibrant and citrusy with minerality and crisp acid finish. There is plenty of length to this estate-grown single vineyard riesling from Watervale and all Stephanie ...

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