2018 Riesling

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 a richness of flavour built from perfect ripening conditions leading into a stellar vintage. The wine retains freshness due to our trademark brisk natural acid finish.
Rieslings from the Clare Valley are enjoyable for many years; zesty and spirited when youthful or left over time their maturation is slow, graceful, and worthy of appreciation. Our Riesling is a prime example of this wonderful phenomenon. Use as an aperitif and enjoy with any seafood and white meats over the next ten years.

Winemaking Notes

Remaining true to our commitment to make quality Riesling expressing true regionality, only the free run juice was used to make this premium Clare Valley Riesling.
Following crushing, de-juicing and juice clarification, fermentation proceeded for two weeks at 12—14°C. The wine has been protein and cold stabilised to normal standards and fined with isinglass. Minimal sulphur dioxide has been used and our Riesling contains only natural acidity.



John Rozentals
OZ Baby Boomers - Professional

August 11, 2018 14:30

I love this dry white’s trademark Clare Valley floral notes and the lean limey citrus characters on the palate. Tim, who these days goes under the title of director of winemaking, and his winemaker Brett Schutz are justly proud of this wine, which will mature gracefully for many, many years, especially under its screwcap.

Ray Jordan
West Australian - Professional

September 19, 2018 14:30

Start with this light dry riesling. Adams only uses free-run juice in this wine. It retains such a beautiful purity with floral minerally notes and a dusting of lemon zest. Palate is crisp and racy with a precise long finish. 93/100


Mike Frost
Brisbane News - Professional

September 4, 2018 14:30

This delicious young riesling shows citrus, floral and mineral characters on the nose and palate, with a crisp acid finish. Enjoy now or over the next decade with fresh seafood or lighter chicken dishes.