VINEYARD - Estate grown at Reillys St Clare vineyard, Watervale. Rich red loam over deep limestone.
WINEMAKING - 100% free juice run.
BOUQUET - Open floral bouquet with a hint of citrus.
PALATE - Delicate flavours of zesty lemon/lime. Rich palate with perfectly balanced acidity.
Another best kept secret, Great Western produces aromatic, flavoursome yet structured and spectacularly age-worthy Rieslings which stand confidently alongside their more famous South Australian cousins. We can testify that Best’s Great Western Rieslings from the 1970s are drinking superbly now!
Floral, lemon/lime and lychee aromas are followed by intense apple, lime and orange blossom on the palate. The wine has great length of palate with the soft refreshing acidity balancing the intensity of fruit and providing the backbone to enable long term cellaring if so desired.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the most southerly of the Harewood vineyards. The moderating effect of its maritime climate produces a wine which combines the cool climate limey vibrancy of Porongurup riesling with hints of richer tropical fruits more typical of a slightly warmer climate li..
A brilliant, exceptionally pale straw colour with youthful green tinges.
The wine exhibits pungent spicy blossom and hints of stone fruits enhanced by an underlying citrus vibrancy.
A seamless palate, with initial flavours of passionfruit and mandarin leading to a spicy mid-palate with richer ..
The vineyards are at altitudes of 480-510 metres above sea level with an easterly aspect. Soils tend from shallow red & grey loams over a slatey /blue stone sub strata and occasionally well-structured red clay. Drainage is good to moderate. We have five separate vineyards with ripeni..
Watervale is a district renowned for producing premium wines for over 50 years. This wine comes from St Clare vineyard located in the heart of this region. The elevated site has rich red loam over deep limestone to produce this distinctive Watervale Riesling.
Lifted floral aromas with a delicate ..