Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Skillogalee Riesling 2014

Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $27.00
Here’s predicting a surge in staff orders for cellared Riesling! We looked at a number of excellent Skillogalle Riesling and this 2014 was the standout. A little richer than most and packed with lemon and lime aromatics, florals and minerality. The length is exceptional. The wine is 8 years of age but could pass for 3. Stunning and has a long life ahead.
Skillogalee Riesling
Wine Specs
Variety
Riesling
Region
Clare Valley, SA
Vintage
2014
Winery
Skillogalee
Winemaker
Kerri Thompson
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2032
Bling
93pts James Halliday, 92pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
12.2
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Skillogalee have been around since the early 70 and much of their vine resource is over 50 years of age. They have plenty of fruit to choose from too, with 125 acres undervine, much of which they sell, keeping the best bits for themselves. Current winemaker is Kerri Thompson, one of the most highly regarded winemakers in the Valley.
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
Read more Read less
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
Read more Read less
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

Read more
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

Read more
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Skillogalee Riesling 2014
Your Rating
We found other products you might like!
Also Available in These Packs
© 2021 Wine Direct Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved.