- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
The use of only the free run juice at crushing has resulted in this wine being intensely flavoured and aromatic, retaining delicacy at the same time. The wine has lifted varietal Riesling character with floral and citrus aromatics of grapefruit, lime and lemon. The palate is seamless with slight viscosity and a brisk acid finish. Riesling wines from the Clare Valley are most enjoyable when both young and zesty, or left to mature beyond five years of age, our 2017 Riesling should fit both spectra with ease. This wine has been sealed with screw cap to ensure its freshness and authenticity. Use as an aperitif or enjoy with any seafood.
- Growing Conditions
The 2017 growing season was extremely wet, with some flooding in the Clare Valley in late September. However, the wet winter and cool spring provided the region with plenty of sub surface moisture which in turn has resulted in excellent quality and high yields.
Vintage started on Monday 27th February, 3 weeks later than 2016, but the same day as vintage 1975, “back to the old original harvest time”, Tim said.
- Food Pairing
Use as an aperitif or enjoy with any seafood.
The Clare Valley is a paradise for those who hanker after a top riesling and the Adams version is right up there with the best. It explodes with zesty citrus and floral aromatics, and its high level of natural acidity virtually guarantees a long cellaring life. As well as bringing more consistency to the product, screwcaps seem to have slowed the aging process. So, how long to cellar? I’d say at least a decade. If you can’t wait that long, drink it now with freshly grilled whiting or bream served with some melted butter. Go easy on the lemon, though.