Crawford River Riesling
John and Catherine Thomson planted the vineyard in 1975 at Crawford River, in far south-west Victoria. They were inspired by its potential to produce superior quality grapes after researching & experiencing many grape growing areas of the world. It was a relatively unexplored wine growing region and indeed remains merely a blot on the canvas. Although the area is now known as the GI of Henty.
This wine is in its infancy and has a long life ahead of it. Blossoms of lime and apple lift the nose, together with talc and delicate white stone fruit. The front palate is soft and supple with fruit and blossom in equal measure, together with taut, mineral overtones. The generosity of the introduction is followed by a fine, mineral-wrapped palate with polished texture and supple, natural acidity. Layered and fine, the wine exudes confidence and finesse, while the poised, balance acidity lends terrific length to a wine that will surely age magnificently.