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2018 Shaw & Smith Riesling

2018 Shaw & Smith Riesling


$27.99 Per Bottle


$167.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • Shaw + Smith have a long standing love of Riesling and believe the Adelaide Hills can produce fine examples with ageing potential. Site is most important, so much so that Shaw + Smith took a Riesling hiatus from 2010 - 2013, until this preferred site in Lenswood was selected in 2014.

    This is a Riesling that is both delicate and textural. 2018 was a standout year for Riesling. Perfect yields gave us floral aromatics and brightness with good flavour and texture.


    Sourced from a single high altitude vineyard in Lenswood. Meticulous viticulture, with cane pruning, vertical shoot positioning, and yields limited through shoot and bunch thinning to increase fruit intensity. The grapes were all hand-picked. Half were whole-bunch-pressed and half were crushed and pressed, each fermented separately. The wine was blended and then spent four months on lees prior to bottling. Outstanding quality from a growing season that threatened, at times, to be tricky. After some heat in January, the moderate, dry and sunny months of February and March delivered beautifully balanced fruit. Crop levels were slightly below average, enhancing flavour and intensity.


    Florals and citrus, delicate and crisp.