Riesling, Henty

Riesling is a white grape that is famous for its intense aromatics and crisp acidity. Riesling was the most planted white grape in Australia until the early 1990s when Chardonnay took over. Riesling flourishes in the Clare Valley, particularly Watervale, around the Polish Hill River, and in the cooler Eden Valley. Riesling is also being grown with increasing popularity in the Western Australia regions Albany, Frankland River and Porongorup. Australian Rieslings are noted for their citrus/lime fruit flavours in their youth and a smooth balance of freshness, lanolin and acid as they age. Australian botrytized Rieslings have immense levels of flavour concentration with beautiful acid and structure.

Riesling was first planted in New Zealand in the 1970s and has flourished in the relatively cool climates of the Marlborough, Central Otago area and for late harvests in the Nelson region.

Alsace is famous for producing outstanding Riesling from dry austere to Vendages Tardives and Sélection de Grains Nobles. They tend to be fuller, more savoury and viscous wines than those of other countries.

In Germany, Riesling constitutes around 20% of total plantings. The best examples are planted on south-facing slate-rich slopes. Germany produces many different styles from dry perfumed wines with racy, mineral acidity to exotically lush flavours of their great late harvest wines.
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  1. Crawford River 'Young Vines' Riesling 2019
    This wine is now produced from the grapes off 2 vineyard plantings of younger Riesling. Most of the fruit from the vineyard planted in 2000 and the remainder from 20 rows we planted in 2014. We still see a stylistic difference between the juice ... Learn More
  2. Crawford River 'Young Vines' Riesling 2018
    This wine is now produced from the grapes off 2 vineyard plantings of younger Riesling. Most of the fruit from the vineyard planted in 2000 and the remainder from 20 rows we planted in 2014. We still see a stylistic difference between the juice ... Learn More
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  3. Crawford River Reserve Riesling 2008
    Still fresh and bright, showing hints of pale green belying its age. Lime curd and notes of red apple together with macadamia nut suggest some maturity, while fresh green melon, oyster shell and floral notes portray the wine's youthful elements ... Learn More
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