Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling
WHY WE LOVE IT
- From the outset, producing a Riesling from Australia’s best Riesling region was on the list of icon wines to be pursued by winemaker Ben Riggs. The opportunity to produce Riesling from Clare Valley’s coolest sub-region (in every sense) was not to be missed!
- The Rieslings from the cooler sub-region of Watervale, south of Clare, are crisp, tangy and delicate and this example is no exception.
Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
Elaboration: Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling has been sourced from Brysky Vineyards. The vines are planted by single cordon trellising, traditional to the Clare region. Hand pruning allows the best possible shaping and opening of the canopy, to maximize sunlight for growth and even ripening of the grapes.
Tasting Notes: The wonderfully delicate nose carries lime oil and soft citrus blossom characters seamlessly to the palate. Here, the mouth feel is abundantly vibrant and lifted offering zesty lemon and lime carefully balanced with bright fresh, full fruit sweetness.
2020 – 91 Wine Enthusiast | 90 Wine Spectator