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2018 Grosset Springvale Riesling

2018 Grosset Springvale Riesling

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Clare Valley
2018
750ml
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$40.99
Clare Valley
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • There is probably few wines in Australia that need less of an introduction than Jeffrey Grosset's magical Springvale Riesling.

    When you think of great Australian Riesling, it is probably the first name to spring to mind and this vintage is up there with the greats (well at least after the passge of time and a few extra months to settle).

    In 2018, Jeff has pitched a seriously floral, open and lavish style of wine that is immediately drinkable. The requisite Meyer lemon is there, so too the lime pickle, but it also has some delicate white flowers and bitter citrus too. Impressive wine and a must have for any cellar (where it will live for generations).

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Springvale is a six hectare vineyard and part of a much larger property at Watervale in the Clare Valley. A truly unique viticultural site due to its geology, relative isolation and high altitude, it was purchased by Grosset in 1999 and planted in 2000. The thin topsoil is made up of red loams interspersed with shale over limestone, and the vines are deeply rooted in the slate bedrock. Grosset Springvale Riesling is produced entirely from Springvale Vineyard.

    The soil is not worked and no fertiliser is used. Instead, a mix of natural and introduced grasses and clovers are allowed to grow and self-seed in between the vines. Meanwhile, the rest of the property is being progressively returned to native vegetation. This promotes greater species diversity and strengthens both the sustainability of the site and the vines’ resilience by facilitating natural pest control and disease management. Springvale is an ACO certified organic vineyard.

    Ageing Potential: 5-15 years, up to 20 years
    Source: Grosset Springvale Vineyard (ACO certified organic)
    Fruit Flavours: Lime driven with mineral background
    Profile: Dry, finely structured, vibrant and pure
    Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    This is an outstanding Springvale Riesling. Intense citrus aromatics that linger; the palate is taut, even coiled, and powered by intense lemon and lime pith and enticing florals that persist; while the finish is long, zesty, and bone dry. For all its mouth-puckering intensity, there is balance, a touch of restraint, satisfying finesse and an immediacy that appeals.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Grosset Wines is an independently owned winery, producing seven highly regarded premium wines each vintage. Remaining small and focused has allowed Grosset to preserve the character and individuality of the wines, developing a significant international profile by producing wines deemed consistently outstanding - benchmarks in their class. Grosset Wines' philosophy has remained steadfast for over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. The estate vineyards, which are ACO certified organic, are hand-tended and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness. The winemaking process is gentle and uncomplicated. With dedication, discipline and the application of knowledge garnered through decades of experience, the result is the finest expression of variety and place.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JEREMY OLIVER


    Translucent, stony notes of lime, pear and apple lifted by scents of white and yellow flowers; long and luscious, taut and shapely.

    94 POINTS

    MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT


    It's a bite into sweet lime, a squeeze of Meyer lemon, a dash of old fashioned bitters, a splash of tonic water - bouquet and palate doing a double act. There's a softness to this release, a tug of chalkiness too. A wine of intense tart pleasure but also complexity in tow. It's a good release.

    93 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    A very fleshy and yet fine style with plenty of lime, white-peach and apple aromas and flavors, delivered in approachable mode. Drink now.