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Grosset

`Polish Hill` Clare Valley Riesling Grosset 2019

Clare Valley Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Origin: Clare Valley / South Australia / Australia
  • Grapes: Riesling

Description

For almost four decades, the Grosset 'Springvale' and 'Polish Hill' Rieslings have shown a consistency of style and quality that has made this one of Australia's greatest wineries. The 'hard rock' blue slate of the Polish Hill site results in wines that are steely and magnificently ageworthy, while the red loam of the Springvale vineyard gives more open and easily accessible - though no less complex - wines. Jeffrey is fanatical about the quality of his vineyards, which are certified organic and are hand tended, with a focus on sustainability to offset climate change. In the winery, each process is gentle and uncomplicated. No fining agents are used and sulphur is the only addition. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place.

From 'The King of Riesling', this hard rock site is overlaid with silty, low fertility soils, producing restrained, steely, pure wines. The Polish Hill vineyard was planted in 1996, following years of research into the effect of soil, rock and altitude on Riesling. The 2019 has aromas of lavender, herbs, lime and a hint of chalk. Framed by a pure natural acidity, the concentrated palate is pure lime juice and lemon pith with a characteristic shaley minerality. Tight, fine and steely with a long, bone dry finish. Certified organic.

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