McNicol

2010 McNicol Riesling

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A pleasing minerality compliments the citrus and spice character. The most recognizable trait is the amazing long finish and this hints at a long life in the cellar for those bottles that are not sacrificed early. We only produce 250 cases of this very special wine.

$45.00
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Tasting Note:

A pleasing minerality complements the citrus and spice character in this wine. The most recognisable trait is the amazing long finish that hints at a long life in the cellar for those bottles that are not enjoyed early.

Vineyard Region:

The Single vineyard that supplies the grapes for the acclaimed McNicol Riesling may be the prettiest in all of the Clare Valley. It lies on the side of a steep hill rich in quartzite, with views of Sevenhill and Watervale beyond. Kangaroos hop around the dry grown vines. Situated 100m above our Watervale vineyard sites, the Single Vineyard has never been irrigated. The soil is grey sandy loam ovr silt stone, and neither herbicides nor pesticides are used in the growing of these exceptional grapes.

Winemaking:The fruit was picked on April 1 before being fermented in a mix of stainless steel and French oak. In true McNicol Riesling tradition, the wine was aged in a 3,000 litre oak barrel and maintained on lees before bottling.

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