Churinga vineyard, western side, foudre, a little skin contact, full malolactic fermentation. So don’t expect to taste a ‘normal’ Clare Valley Riesling. More like a skinsy oxidative Italian white, as a point of reference. And don’t serve it too cold either.
Tangerine, honey with ginger, mint, wax, lemon juice, and all manner of complexities that I needn’t really write a shopping list for. It’s skins-y and has grip, a sharp cut of lemon and cider apple acidity through creamy honey flavour, a firm citrus rind punch, and a lemon ginger laced finish of chalky texture, tang, and purpose. It won’t be for everyone, but I really dig it. 94 points – Gary Walsh, The Winefront