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Kilikanoon Mort’s Block Riesling 2019

$25.00
From the superb and concentrated 2019 vintage, this Riesling is textural and verging on medium-bodied. That said, the fruit purity is exceptional, with the expected lemons and limes zinging on the palate. The finish is long and flecked with minerality. Length and intensity are exceptional. Enjoyable already, this also has a long life ahead of it.
Kilikanoon Mort’s Block Riesling
Wine Specs
Variety
Riesling
Vintage
2019
Winery
Winemaker
Kevin Mitchell
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2035
Bling
94pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
12.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
It’s hard to believe how far and fast Kilikanoon has risen since being established in 1997 with 14 acres of vines. In 2002 Kilikanoon won 6 of the 7 available Trophies at the Clare Valley wine show. In 2013 James Halliday named Kilikanoon as his winery of the year. Today Kilikanoon has over 700 acres of vines, and sources additional fruit from some of the best growers in the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale.
Clare Valley, SA

Region

Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-alt ...
130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful. There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the region ... Read Full Article
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Riesling

Variety

Riesling

Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Rieslin ...
Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked. As of 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety at 48,700 hectares (120,000 acres) with an increasing trend. In terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the "top three" white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling is a variety which is highly "terroi ... Read Full Article
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Kilikanoon

Winery

Kilikanoon

Region: Clare ValleyProprieter: Kevin MitchellEstablished: 1997Address:Penna LanePenwortha ...
Region: Clare ValleyProprieter: Kevin MitchellEstablished: 1997Address:Penna LanePenwortham via ClareSouth Australia, 5453 Kevin purchased Kilikanoon in 1997 after having worked for such companies as Krondorf, d'Arenberg, Kingston Estate, Orlando, BRL Hardy, Kendal Jackson, and in the USA, Willamette Valley. With over 500 hectares of vines throughout South Australia, founder and Senior Winemaker Kevin Mitchell has a diverse range of prime harvests to draw from. This has led to a diverse range of award-winning wines for this acclaimed winery. Since their first release in 1998, the Kilikanoon wines have gained in their popularity. Read Full Article
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Kilikanoon
Kilikanoon

Region: Clare Valley
Proprieter: Kevin Mitchell
Established: 1997
Address:
Penna Lane
Penwortham via Clare
South Australia, 5453

Kevin purchased Kilikanoon in 1997 after having worked for such companies as Krondorf, d'Arenberg, Kingston Estate, Orlando, BRL Hardy, Kendal Jackson, and in the USA, Willamette Valley.

With over 500 hectares of vines throughout South Australia, founder and Senior Winemaker Kevin Mitchell has a diverse range of prime harvests to draw from. This has led to a diverse range of award-winning wines for this acclaimed winery. Since their first release in 1998, the Kilikanoon wines have gained in their popularity.

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Riesling
Riesling

Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked. As of 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety at 48,700 hectares (120,000 acres) with an increasing trend.

In terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the "top three" white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling is a variety which is highly "terroir-expressive", meaning that the character of Riesling wines is clearly influenced by the wine's place of origin.

In Australia

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Clare Valley, SA
Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful.

There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the regions best vintages. The vines are planted from 400 to 500 metres (1,300 to 1,600 ft). The higher altitude, compared to other wine regions in South Australia, ensures cool nights even during the heat of summer allowing the fruit to ripen more evenly and slowly. Soil is a mix of red to brown-grey over basement rock.

History

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