Clos Clare Watervale Riesling 2017
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £127.31
Country - Australia
Region - South Australia
Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
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 2017 vintage and leads to a delicious and mouthwatering finish.
Matthew Jukes Best 100 , 2018
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Benchmark Clare Valley Riesling, bone dry with characteristic lime and pepper flavours adding complexity to the fine and lifted mineral core.
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.
The Clare Valley received record-breaking rainfall during the early growing season and temperatures remained mild throughout the summer, enabling the Riesling to ripen slowly and resulting in the latest start to vintage for at least a decade.
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 southwest 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 south facing vines are protected by the canopy vegetation.
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 fermentation was complete, the wine was racked off its lees. Oxygen was not purposely introduced at any stage, as the wine was made as reductively as possible.
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 2017 vintage and leads to a delicious and mouthwatering finish.
Stunning with shellfish and fish dishes or with Asian influenced cuisine.
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