$ 90.00 AUD
The 1971 Block comprises of just the eastern site. This is the original site Llews father Gordon put down in the early 70s, hence its name. Winemaking is quite similar to the estate Riesling however the average vine age now is of course nearing 50 years. Predominate free run, some gentle pressings, no hard pressings. It’s key to Llew that there is a steady cool ferment, not too cold. Once again no residual and a PH of 3.0. No added acids like all their wines. The key for Llew is to showcase that natural sweetness. The eastern 1971 block of Riesling also has a very consistent acid structure. The balance of granite is also quite even in this section. The vines are at an age now where they can pierce through the granite with ease. Drainage is also slightly more idyllic as well in this section while also in the summer not capturing as much of the harsher afternoon sun as the gum trees in that section shield the 1971 vines.
Region - Multiregional Victoria
Type - White
Year - 2022
Winery - Victorian Treasures
Grape - Riesling
Volume - Standard - 750ml
Intense aromatics of passionfruit, lime, blackcurrant, cherry, stone fruits, honey, mustard and savoury spice. Dense, concentrated and expansive on the palate. It's direct in flavour, precise, mineral and complex...one of the greatest Australian Rieslings. Decades of ageing potential.
Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting
Apples and Pear, Citrus, Tropicals
Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Spices
A very special white grape variety that makes aromatic, age worthy and incredibly fine wines that are loved by wine connoisseurs the world over. Made most famous for the exceptional expressions that come out of Germany, Riesling epitomises white wine of elegance, finesse and complexity. From bone dry to intensely sweet, there's a broad spectrum of expressions ranging from lean and crisp flavours of lime, green apple, pear, jasmine and chalky minerality, to richly flavoured and highly perfumed expressions with Thai basil, saffron, ginger, papaya, nutmeg and honey. Incredible wines and alway good value!