Grosset, Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    South Australia

  • Area:

    Clare Valley

  • ABV:

    12.70%

  • Grape:

    Riesling

  • Grape Blend:

    Riesling 100%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Organic:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Jeff Grosset

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Grosset Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Quite shy in its infancy, though still with distinct chalky, minerally aromatics. The Polish Hill is amazingly intense, showing shaley minerally flavours with a hint of lime juice, tightly coiled around a steely backbone, persistent, deep and long. The finish is linear, crisp and ultra dry yet with impeccable balance.

Production Notes

The emphasis through winemaking is on achieving purity of fruit. The winemaking process is gentle and uncomplicated. The fruit was crushed and de-stemmed so the free run juice could be extracted. Fermentation took place over two weeks in moderate temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with natural yeast so as to maintain the natural fruit characters and expression of variety and place.

Critics Reviews

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Producer Profile

For over 37 years, the Grosset 'Springvale' and 'Polish Hill' Rieslings have shown a consistency of style and quality that has made this one of Australia's greatest wineries. The 'hard rock' blue slate of the Polish Hill site results in wines that are steely and magnificently age-worthy, while the red loam of the Springvale vineyard gives more open and easily accessible, if no less complex wines. Such is Jeffrey Grosset's attention to detail that he noted a small strip (22 metres wide by 300 metres long) in his Rockwood vineyard that produced more generously flavoured wines due to a different soil. As a result, he decided to produce a different wine from this site, 'Alea', which adds to his great canon of Rieslings. As the story of 'Alea' illustrates, Jeffrey is fanatical about the quality of his vineyards, which are certified organic and are hand-tended. In the winery, each process is gentle and uncomplicated. No finings are used and sulphur is the only addition. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place. Fascinated by the art of blending, Jeffrey has trialled Shiraz-based wines for years, resulting in the 'Nereus'. With just a small amount of Nero d'Avola, it has touch of perfume and freshness, with generous bramble and savoury overtones. It joins the 'Apiana' - a blend of Fiano and Semillon - and his precise and pure Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, with the latter variety sourced from his Adelaide Hills site, adding an aromatic dimension to the Clare Valley grown Semillon. His 'Gaia remains one of Australia's best Cabernet blends, while the Pinot Noir is scented, supple and alluring. Jeffrey's keen interest in distilling led him to make 'Grosset45', a unique spirit made from distilled Riesling wine. No botanicals, flavours or colours were used, resulting in a pure, clean spirit which reflects the character and aromas of the variety.