2020 Grosset Springvale Riesling Clare Valley – There are two aspects of the Springvale that make it unique. It’s from the Springvale Vineyard which was planted 20 years ago exclusively on red loam-over-limestone. Under this limestone is Mintaro slate, so it’s a classic “soft rock” site but underpinned by slate. This is extremely unusual. Also, the mix of Riesling clones is rare. The result is a deliciously limey Riesling with backbone.
The low yields of the 2020 vintage may have reduced the availability of the Grosset Springvale but not its accessibility. It has bright, fresh aromas of lemon drop and lemon meringue aromatics. There’s a soft fleshiness in the mouth with intense and concentrated lemon and lemon curd flavours with a hint of kaffir lime. Deliciously reflecting both site and season, it is a complete wine with a finish that is supple, fine and extremely long.
While it’s immediately appealing, there’s no question that this is age-worthy.
Single Price: $60.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $46.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $552.00