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2022 Granite Hills 1971 Block Riesling 3pk

Multiregional VictoriaWhiteAustralianHighly RecommendNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

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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

About the wine

Tasting notes

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.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear, Citrus, Tropicals

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

full

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Riesling

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!

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