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2017 Kerrigan + Berry Great Southern Riesling

Great Southern

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Our Price: $24.99 / bottle (RRP: $30.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'A palate of awesome power and length, focusing as it does on the citrus and minerally components of a Grand Vin.'
97 Points - James Halliday (August 2018 Halliday Magazine)

  • The KERRIGAN + BERRY wines are a collaborative effort by two Western Australia winemakers; Gavin Berry of West Cape Howe in the Great Southern and Michael Kerrigan of Hay Shed Hill in Margaret River.  Putting regional rivalry aside they simply strive to make wines that they love to drink, wines that believed to represent the best that Western Australia produces.  Wines made with the most fundamental objective of using the best vineyard resources and winemaking with no regard for the state of the wine market or any other commercial concern.

    The Kerrigan + Berry Riesling is made from the historic Langton Vineyard, Mount Baker in Western Australia’s Great Southern.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The 2017 vintage was influenced by a cool wet spring, and a mild summer with above average rainfall and fortunately a dry finish to autumn. This gave extended ripening periods and produced wines of outstanding flavour and fantastictannin structure.

    It was a bit of a waiting game as harvest started 10 -14 days later than the previous few vintages and restraint was required to delay picking as the vines needed time to drop acid and develop full flavour ripeness. The cold Mount Barker nights helped the Kerrigan + Berry Riesling to achieve great results with a linear acid backbone and great limey citrus aromas while also showing glimpses of floral beauty.

    2017 while a difficult vintage will result in some magnificent wines from the Great Southern region. It won’t be attributed to luck. Good results have been from good site selection and careful management throughout the season.

    Alcohol - 12.0%


    TASTING NOTES

    The 2017 KERRIGAN + BERRY is a pale straw colour with lively, steely green tinges. The nose is a perfumed blend of limes, lemons and more tropical passionfruit.

    The initial impression on the palate is that of seamless structure, fine vibrant acids and lingering citrus flavours. The use of free-run juice only has given the wine “fineness”, balancing the fragile varietal flavours of Riesling.

    There is a complex array of flavours in the mouth, dominated by lemons, limes and grapefruit. These are supported by hints of spice and mineral on the mid-palate and green apple on the impressively long finish.

  • REVIEWS

    'The grapes come from the Langton Vineyard planted in the early 1970's, curious labelling for a single vineyard wine. It has a richly scented bouquet with tropical and citrus aromas in abundance, then a palate of awesome power and length, focusing as it does on the citrus and minerally components of a Grand Vin.'
    97 Points - James Halliday (July/August 2018 Halliday Magazine Edition)

    Delicate aromatics introduce a steely, defined palate with sublime lemony intensity. It is powerful, yet pure, with a long, persistent finish. If drinking young, serve alongside oysters natural or salty olives. Though if you can resist, stash a case away in the cellar as it will age beautifully.'
    95 Points - Toni Patterson, MW

    'From Block 6 of the Langton property at Mt Barker. 
    Not so complex – it’s young, after all – but the fruit intensity is far above the norm. This is killer riesling juice. Strong lime and mineral with a flash of the old wet slate. Pretty damn compelling.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    'Pale hue and a very young, callow aroma which is dusty, earthy, faintly floral and lacks a little in fruit expression. The palate is similar: high-acid and tangy, a little austere and unready. It demands food if broached this young. Lots of lemon juice which lingers. It needs fish!'
    92 Points - Huon Hooke

    Silver Medal - Perth Wine Show 2017




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