Clos Clare Watervale Riesling 2016


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Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Clos Clare

Tasting notes - A hand crafted wine showing poise, elegance and character. Delicate aromas of lemons and limes, carry through onto the palate. The palate shows great balance between citrus fruit and the hallmark acidity of the 2016 vintage.

Awards
100 Best Australia Wines,
Matthew Jukes, 2017
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017
93Pts, Joanna Simon, 2017

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Benchmark Clare Valley Riesling, bone dry with notes of
lemon meringue pie and honey adding complexity to
the fine mineral core.
Producer Note
The story behind clos Clare is fast becoming a legendary tale and has earned a
place in the Clare Valley’s winemaking history. This tiny, two hectare vineyard was
originally part of the celebrated Florita vineyard in the Clare Valley subregion of
Watervale, famed for producing outstanding dry Riesling. In 1986, Mark, Peter and
John Barry purchased the whole Florita vineyard and sold off the small corner of the
vineyard to a local artist, Ian Sanders and clos Clare was born. Today’s label is an
original design by Ian Sanders. In 2007, Peter and Sue Barry purchased clos Clare,
which by now had forged a reputation for producing one of Australia’s finest dry
Rieslings. clos Clare is now run by their sons, Tom and Sam, the third generation of
the Barry family and grandsons of Jim Barry, a pioneer of Clare Valley winemaking.
For outstanding Clare Valley Rieslings, look no further.
Vintage
The Clare Valley had ideal fruit set promising above average yields; then a hot
December reduced yield expectations. Rains in late January and early February
completely altered the yield forecasts with a 20% surge. Riesling, Shiraz and
Cabernet Sauvignon were the standouts.
Vineyard
Located in the prestigious Watervale subregion of the Clare Valley, the vineyard itself
is over 70 years old, although the Riesling vines were replanted 46 years ago.
Situated in the south-west corner of the former La Florita vineyard, the clos Clare
vineyard comprises two hectares. The vines are dry-grown, which is facilitated by the
clay content of the soil, as it helps to retain the moisture to nourish the vine. The
canopy management techniques used in the vineyard differ according to the
orientation of the vine: the north-facing vines are exposed to the sun, while the southfacing
vines are protected by the canopy vegetation.
Winemaking
The fruit was hand-picked during the latter part of February and was immediately
chilled for 24 hours, prior to whole bunch pressing. The juice was completely racked
off its solids after approximately 48 hours and fermented. The fermentation process
took place without lees agitation or stirring and once the fermentation was
complete, it was racked off its lees. Oxygen was not purposely introduced at any
stage, as the wine was made as reductively as possible.
Tasting Note
A hand crafted wine showing poise, elegance and character. Delicate aromas of
lemons and limes, carry through onto the palate. The palate shows great balance
between citrus fruit and the hallmark acidity of the 2016 vintage.
Serving Suggestion
Stunning with shellfish and fish dishes or with Asian influenced cuisine.
Grape
Riesling 100%

Awards
100 Best Australia Wines,
Matthew Jukes, 2017
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017
93Pts, Joanna Simon, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Clare Valley

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Clos Clare Watervale Riesling 2016

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Clos Clare

Tasting notes - A hand crafted wine showing poise, elegance and character. Delicate aromas of lemons and limes, carry through onto the palate. The palate shows great balance between citrus fruit and the hallmark acidity of the 2016 vintage.

Awards
100 Best Australia Wines,
Matthew Jukes, 2017
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017
93Pts, Joanna Simon, 2017

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