The story of Riesling in Australia is as old as the wine industry itself. The famed Florita Vineyard is synonymous with the classic grape variety and was established by Leo Buring in 1962. In 1986 the Barry family acquired the 80 acre property and began to write the next chapter in the famous vineyard's history.
A wine of immense drive and purity, the 2018 Florita displays powerful, pure fruit with great length of flavour. Citrus flavours abound. Tight, linear acidity holds the wine it great stead for the future. A magnificent benchmark dry Riesling to be enjoyed now or with careful cellaring for the next ten years.
This micro-batch, super-premium Riesling is the fruit of years of patience. We selected individual rows where the terra rossa and loam barely cover the deep limestone below. To guarantee the freshness of these precious grapes, we carefully picked batches to precisely fill our membrane press in the chill of night and destemmed the bunches without crushing them.
This wine is a very pale straw colour with a slight green tinge. Opens with powerful floral aromatics of citrus blossom, pear and lime. The Florita is fine and elegant with immense purity and great length of flavour. Pure lime fruit is dominant with a long citrus like finish. A magnificent benchmark dry Riesling to be enjoyed now or with careful cellaring for the next ten years.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
The vineyard was planted by Leo Buring in '62, purchased from Southcorp in a Bond Moment by the Barry family in '86. It always produces grapes with an ethereal ability to transform the very good into a category of its own, glistening like pure silver reflecting the rays of the morning sun.
GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT
Brisk and pure, intensity of flavour, delivered with precision, closing with superb length, dusty tracks of talc-like texture in its wake. Lemon, lime, a little bit of ginger and bathtime florals. Happy days. It's a sizzler.'