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2017 Massena Stonegarden Riesling

2017 Massena Stonegarden Riesling

Textural, powerful, persistent. Lime juice and crystals, talc and spice, mineral. A hint of orange blossom. A trace of fruit sweetness. It’s pretty and it’s purposeful, and it feels soft as it extends along your tongue. A treat of a wine.'
95 Points - Halliday's Wine Companion

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DESCRIPTION
  • The distinguished Stonegarden vineyard probably needs little introduction. Originally planted at almost 400 metres above-sea-level, in the 1850s at Springton, this single vineyard is commonly cited by the region's winemakers as one of South Australia's blue-ribbon sites. Once part of an ancient sea bed, the vineyard's thin loam soils sit above a substrate of red clay containing rose quartz and black mica schist fragments. In the heat of summer, cool breezes and low night temperatures promote the long, slow ripening of fruit, resulting in complex flavours with balanced acidity, beautiful aromatics and a subtle minerality.

    Massena's inaugural Stonegarden Riesling, cropped from the vineyard's 1940 plantings, is crafted entirely from free run juices and raised in stainless steel. It's textural, potent and persistent with subtle lime leaf, lemongrass and white blossoms combining with Meyer lemon to give a bright, complex Eden Valley Riesling.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Cool fermented under 14 degrees in stainless steel tanks over several weeks, gentle pressing and 100% free run juice.

    TASTING NOTES

    Subtle lime leaf, lemongrass and white blossoms combine with lemon sherbet to give a bright and complex aroma. Flavours of Meyer lemon are shared with grapefruit and lemon pith astringency plus a textural element not always associated with Australian Riesling. The natural acidity gives verve and energy, whilst the slate stone minerality leaves you salivating for more.

  • REVIEWS

    '1940s vines. Textural, powerful, persistent. Lime juice and crystals, talc and spice, mineral. A hint of orange blossom. A trace of fruit sweetness. It’s pretty and it’s purposeful, and it feels soft as it extends along your tongue. A treat of a wine.'
    95 Points - Halliday's Wine Companion

    'A delightful wine. Textural, laden with flavour, long through the finish and delicious every step of the way. It packs a real flavour punch but it steps lightly; it feels soft. Sweet lime, talc, rose petals, orange blossoms. Quite an exotic thing, it is. It will age but it’s a ripper drink right now.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson