Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2009





Beautifully lifted aroma of orange blossom, lemon and pineapple. Once again bright and cheery, crisp and oh so whistle clean, with steely, juicy citrus fruits over a mineral-like acid frame.

The 26-year-old low yielding Watervale vineyards are east facing, with a mixture of red loam, loamy/clay and marl soils. The fruit comes from a single, unirrigated, hand-pruned vineyard. These Riesling vines were originally two wire trained (the majority of Clare Valley producers still use the traditional two-wire training system). Stephanie however chose to change the training system so that the canopies are now trained upwards, with foliage wires and vertical shoot positioning.


The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed and the must fermented in stainless steel tanks at 14-16°C over a 2-3 week period. The juice was inoculated with a mixture of champagne yeasts plus other neutral yeasts and fermented to dryness. No malolactic fermentation occurred.

13% ABV

Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2009
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