Grosset, Springvale Clare Valley Riesling 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    South Australia

  • Area:

    Clare Valley

  • ABV:

    12.90%

  • Grape:

    Riesling

  • Grape Blend:

    Riesling 100%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Organic:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Jeff Grosset

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Grosset Springvale Clare Valley Riesling 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The outstanding vintage is evident in the Grosset Springvale 2018. Intense citrus aromatics linger on the nose and the taut slightly minerally palate has lemon and lime pith and enticing floral notes framed by a vibrant acidity. The finish is long, zesty and bone dry.

Production Notes

The organic grapes were hand harvested between 20th February - 3rd March 2018 and delivered promptly to the winery in small parcels, where they were crushed and destemmed. The fruit was then gently pressed and settled in tank for five days . The free run juice was inoculated with neutral Champagne yeasts to preserve the natural expression of the vineyard in the final wine. Fermentation took place in five separate batches according to clone and vine age before blending and bottling.

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.