2017 Jeanneret Watervale Riesling
- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
Leaping, and I mean leaping out of the glass are aromas of citrus and white flowers and a very complex and savoury element of umami that I absolutely love in Riesling and don’t know how it gets there. Some years, great years, it just does. And, in this instance, it carries to the palate where it contributes massively to the mouthfeel with a delicious and mouth-wateringly saltiness. This is an enormous wine in every respect. The nose has so much going on it’s almost confusing (in a great way) and the palate is absolutely huge, textured, zippy, fresh and rich and absolutely delicious. One to cellar? I think so and I’m looking forward to seeing it in 10 years.
- Winemaking Notes
Fermentation: 21 days
Fermentation temp: 15.1°C
Time on lees: 244 days
- Growing Conditions
Harvest date: 15th March 2017
Location: 33°57'59"S 138°38'12"E
Pre-harvest diurnal range: 11.6°C
Growing season rainfall: 1012mm
- Food Pairing
Fish and chips on the beach at sunset.
Scallops cooked in butter.
Crab or lobster with a simple creamy sauce served with watercress, peashoots and microherbs.
- Attached Files
This is the wine of the three Jeanneret Rieslings from ’17. The sparkling acidity of the vintage is there, and so is the lime juice, apple and mineral fusion that – together with the acidity – gives the wine stature now, and the capacity to build into a high class mature riesling.
Some flinty nuances here, ahead of vibrant limes and green apples. The palate delivers very intense and flavorful limes and a taut, intense finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
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