Mitchell

2021 Watervale Riesling

The story of Watervale is one well worth telling with classic, Flinty wet sand minerality with kafir lime and lemon blossom. The flavour is fresh and bright. Struck match flintiness with exotic limes. Long and linear with sweet fruit and textural tangents giving the wine complexity and generosity.
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TASTING NOTE

Flinty wet sand minerality with kafir lime and lemon blossom. The flavour is fresh and bright. Struck match flintiness with exotic limes. Long and linear with sweet fruit and textural tangents giving the wine complexity and generosity.

GROWING CONDITIONS

2021 was a classic Clare Valley vintage - of old, cool and dry conditions resulted in fruit with great varietal character and delightful natural acidity.

Good late-winter, early spring rains saw the vines start the growing season with plenty of water in the soil, this led to an even bud burst and canopy growth. While the rest of the growing season was dry, we saw ideal flowering condition and great fruit set.

WINEMAKING

Mitchell Watervale Riesling is crafted in the same traditional, low intervention style that has been used consistently for the past 45 years. The crop is hand harvested and treated carefully in the winery, where only the highest quality free-run juice is used. The wine experiences a long, gentle fermentation with indigenous vineyard yeasts. The wine is allowed to rest on the yeast lees for five months, resulting in a textural, approachable wine that is characterised byits refreshing acid and by its finesse, elegance and balance.

VINTAGE INFORMATION

VINTAGE: 2021 VARIETY: 100% Riesling REGION: 100% Watervale FIRST RELEASE: 1977 CELLARING: 2036

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