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Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2015

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Mitchell are widely recognized as one of the worlds great Riesling producers and Ned Goodwin recently noted that the Mitchell are making Rieslings with greater depth and poise than ever yet still with the tensile line of limey flavour and febrility that has always marked the house style. Campbell Mattinson reckons that this vintage is a no brainer! Part of the allure for us is that the Mitchell’s Riesling comes from their own 50+ year old vines which they age on lees for about 6 months prior to bottling, which rounds out the mid pallet, providing texture and mouthfeel. This edition offers minerality, lime, lemon, talc, and fleshiness offset by a steely drive. It is superb!
Mitchell Watervale Riesling
Wine Specs
Variety
Riesling
Region
Clare Valley, SA
Vintage
2015
Winery
Mitchell
Winemaker
Andrew Mitchell and Simon Pringle
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2030
Bling
94pts James Halliday, 95pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
14
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Mitchell is a legendary Aussie producer. The Mitchell wine story began in 1949 when Peter McNichol Mitchell arrived in the Clare and planted vines. Grandson Andrew established a winery in 1975 and has been producing ever since. He was one of the early pioneers of using refrigeration in Riesling production to help retain aromatics. Today the Michell’s own about 170 acres of vineyard, much of which they have planted themselves, and all of which are farmed according to organic principles. Jane Mitchell, who works in all aspects of the business and has also served on the South Australian Tourism Commission and been a board member of the Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, the Winemakers Federation of Australia Council and the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation board. Along with other legends like Wolf Blass and d’Arry Osborne she has been made a life member of the Australian Wine Industry.
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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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.

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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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