2019 Estate Riesling
- Cellar Door
- Piccadilly Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2019 - 2030
This wine is sourced from a tiny 0.34 hectare plot on the Ashton Hills Vineyard, where Stephen George planted eight rows of riesling in 1982. From these 1200 vines a small-batch wine is produced – very limited in availability, but remarkable for its distinct and unique expression of variety and site.
Lime juice and fresh apples with hints of jasmine, lavender, fennel seed and dried herbs.
A balancing act between lemon, lime and Granny Smith apple fruit. Early fruit richness is supported by a citrus pith texture with an elegant acid line.
- Food Pairing
Butter poached Blue-Eye.
- Attached Files
“Sourced from eight rows (1200 vines) planted by Stephen George in ’82. As ever,
very intense and layered. No tricks to the vinification, making the task of elbowing
out great pinot noir all the more impressive. A truly lovely wine – exceptional.”
The Australian - Professional
Ashton Hills Riesling is often overlooked but it shouldn’t be. This 2019 version
would swiftly bring you around. Those flowery apple scents. That lime. That lingering
flavour. There’s a smidgen of RS here and it works a treat. It’s remains elegant and
chalky, and presents as both characterful and clean. It’s a beautiful Riesling.”
The Wine Front - Professional
“Very yeasty in its youth; young and nascent. Slightly off-dry, which balances the
frisky acidity. An intense, bright, vivacious wine. It is a bit raw and will be much better
in a few months when it’s settled down.
The Real Review - Professional