“The Learnings” watervale riesling 2020

“After more than 40 vintages of Clare Valley Riesling one learns things along the way. It is a privilege to apply those learnings to premium quality, single vineyard parcels of fruit.” – Neil Pike

tasting notes

Appearance: Brilliant, pale green;

Aroma: Gentle aromas of kaffir lime, lemon and green apple with just a touch of flint.

Palate: Fresh up-front lime/lemon flavours wrapped around a core of bright citrus acidity. A subtle talc-like texture adds interest and ensures the wine finishes long and dry.

Summary: Will provide delicious early drinking for those who like crisp, young rieslings and should age gracefully with 5-7 years in the cellar.

tech details

Region: 100% Watervale, Clare Valley GI
Variety: 100% Riesling, clone GM140 planted on own roots 2002
Vineyard: St Clare Gardens, Honey Block
Altitude/Orientation: 420m; East/West row orientation
Soil: Red loam/clay over limestone
Alc/vol: 11.9%
pH: 2.87
TA: 7.92 g/L
RS: 3.45 g/L
FSO2: 42
TSO2: 154
Production: 488 x 6p produced