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Leo Buring Clare Valley Dry Riesling 2021

$20.00
Opens with a classic nose of lime, lemon and talcum powder. The acidity is high but well countered by a generous mouthfeel. The palate is awash with lemons and limes, length and persistence are both excellent. Tasty already and with at least a decade of improvement ahead of it.

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Leo Buring Clare Valley Dry Riesling
Wine Specs
Variety
Riesling
Vintage
2021
Winery
Winemaker
Tom Shanahan
Body
Light
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2040
Bling
5x Trophies, 2 x Top Gold Medal, 2 x Gold Medal, 95pts Huon Hooke
Alcohol %
11
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No

Leo Buring Rieslings, made by John Vickery between 1965 and 2000 is arguably Australia’s most storied Riesling producer. According to Jeffrey Grosset, himself a legendary Riesling producer, John Vickery is in the same league as Max Schubert, the creator and initial maker of Penfolds Grange. Vickery has made Riesling since 1951, and even before refrigerated fermentation was possible, worked to ensure careful handling of fruit which was processed at as low a temp as possible to maximize natural fruit retention. He has picked up more than 50 trophies and 400 gold medals along with many personal accolades. In 2007 he was awarded the Medal of Order of Australia for services to the wine industry especially via the development of innovations in the production of Riesling. These days Leo Buring is still doing what they do best, making exceptional, oftentimes trophy winning Riesling.

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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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.

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