Cardinham Riesling 2003
Fruit Riesling
Regions Clare Valley
  South Australia
Each $34.99
Currently out of stock
Best Riesling in the World, Best Australia New Zealand Riesling & Best Museum Class Riesling Canberra International Riesling Challenge. From grapes grown to vines which were the source of Wolf Blass most memorable Rieslings. An exclusively estate grown wine, in the dry Clare Valley style, almost untouched by the winemaker throughout the vinification process.
Early years saw the Stanley Flat region of Clare Valley utilised as market gardens due to fertile alluvial soils. This naturally progressed into fruit production and ultimately grapes. Many vineyards still harbour the equipment of years gone by and occasionally significant landmarks in the form of drying racks and sorting sheds stand out in the landscape. The true treasures of the region are vines that have lasted the changes and challenges of nature and agriculture. Small pockets of vineyards and orchards dating back as far as the 1860s are still in production today. Riesling grapes are harvested and crushed followed by inoculation with select yeasts before completion of temperature fermention in tank. Alcohol 11.7%
A pale, light straw green in colour. A complex, alluring bouquet with a mix of enticing citrus, floral and apple blossom aromas. Fresh and lively palate, excellent acid line and lingering flavours. Cardinham is exquisite for its substantive lemon and lime palate, luxurious light chalky character and exceptional balance. An exeplary finish, long, clean and lingering finish.
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