Adelina Watervale Riesling 2017
Adelina’s Watervale Riesling hails from quality dirt. The mature Gulley View vineyard, on red loamy clay over limestone, historically supplied by Leo Buring, once the maker of countless outstanding Rieslings. The fruit here is again handpicked, whole bunch pressed, before being fermented and raised in stainless tanks. Col halts the ferment with around 5g/l residual sugar to balance the muscular acidity that this terroir delivers. It’s a tightly wound yet pulpy example, offering aromas and flavours of preserved lemon, candied grapefruit and white flowers and a long, crunchy close. A powerful Riesling that reflects the outstanding year.
The Wine Front – White flower perfume, apple and sweet lemon, quite a bit of spice too. Intense burst of flavour, all juicy lemon with a little citrus rind bitterness, a lot of acid crunch and pumice stone texture, then a riot of grapefruit sorbet on a long spicy finish. Woah. Here’s a wine that’s packing in plenty of action in every glass. Tops.
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