This wine is the essence of what the Great Southern has to offer for Riesling. Sourced from three individual sub-regions of the Great Southern where each plays a role in bringing different characters to the overall wine. The lifted floral and rose petal aromas (essence of Mt Barker) are perfectly balanced with talcy acidity and textural mid-palate weight (Frankland River) & fresh lime, pear and green apple (Denmark). Typical of Great Southern Rieslings, the wine is very attractive in its youth but the biggest smiles will be with those who have the patience to cellar for 10-15 years.
Seafood or aromatic Asian cuisine.
Tasting notes (PDF download)
2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, MB2013, POR2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007
The 2021 season posed some challenges with rain in early February followed by unseasonably cool temperatures delaying the start of the white harvest, although slowing everything down and allowing the flavour to develop was the benefit in the end.
The rain and cooler temperatures gave reds a much-needed drink, allowed colour to intensify and the following warmer finish allowed them to maximise flavour expression.
In the end, vintage 2021 started late, finished early and across the board quality was very, very good!
Grapes were both machine harvested and handpicked at early hours to preserve fruit intensity and minimal delay in processing time. Then destemmed directly to press for a gentle extraction of free-run juice only, the brilliantly clear juice was cool-fermented in stainless to retain freshness, fruit purity and acidity. Minimal fining prior to bottling.
Harvested between 6th – 8th March 2021
Residual Sugar: 0.5g/L
Date picked: 6th March 2021 (Mt Barker)
Date picked: 8th March 2021 (Frankland River)
Date picked: 7th March 2021 (Denmark)