2021 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 great 2021 vintage expresses itself at Springvale as subtle lemon and lime citrus aromas, a touch of lavender and spring herbs. There’s an intensity on the palate, which is fresh, pristine and powerful, a taut structure which defines the wine and helps it build layers of citrus flavours. The finish is ultra-dry, long and precise. While delicious when young, it will benefit from more time.
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