Case Price: $155.94 (6 x 750ml)
|Our Price: $25.99 / bottle (RRP: $32.00)||Case: 6 x 750ml|
Grosset & Robert Hill Smith parternship continues. Clare Valley Riesing from the vintage of a decade. Showstopping wine.
When Yalumba’s fifth generation vigneron Robert Hill Smith joined forces with Clare winemaker extraordinaire Jeffrey Grosset to create a new Eden Valley Riesling, it was clear this would be no ordinary wine.
Born of occasional musings, the essence of the adventure is two of Australia's best known Riesling makers working together to elevate the status of both Riesling and South Australia’s Eden Valley. The first release was the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage.
The project also offers a forum in which both winemakers can share ideas, debate and discuss. Jeffrey Grosset says the partnership offers an irresistible opportunity to create a truly unique wine. "I'm convinced that we have been able to achieve more in quality terms by working together and sharing our knowledge. The chance to contribute to the reputation of the region and the variety is very exciting and the fact that Robert and I share a passion for Riesling is, for me, what makes this project so special", he said.
The two parties agreed on the name, mesh for all the images the word evoked.
Two Eden Valley vineyard blocks have been carefully selected for this project, chosen for their potential to deliver consistent fruit most in keeping with the unique characters of Eden Valley and the jointly agreed wine style/philosophy. Both are within a few kilometres of each other and are located at a similar altitude of 420 - 430 metres - quite unique for Eden Valley; famous for its multitude of steep hills and deep valleys.
Aged between 20-60 years old, the viticultural parameters for each vineyard focus on pruning regimes, leaf retention and nutrition in order to further improve the fruit quality from each block. For some this means fruit re-configuring, others it is more attention to the nutritional balance and moisture retention of the ancient grey loam soils.
The wine is green and vibrant in appearance, with aromas of zesty lemon and grapefruit. An intense and generous palate, with lively citrus fruit and hints of talc. The wine finishes clean and dry with refreshing, long acidity. As is the case with all great Eden Valley Rieslings, mesh will age gracefully and reliably into a mature wine under the Stelvin closure.