7 Reasons Why You'll Enjoy Handpicked Clare Valley Riesling
We are excited to release the new vintage of our popular Regional Selections Clare Valley Riesling.
1. It's Riesling
If you are looking for the latest thang, turn your fickle gaze elsewhere. Riesling is not trendy, it’s not new, it ain't hipster. Riesling was stylish before trends were invented. It’s refreshing, delicious and great value.
2. It's from the Clare Valley
When the first Riesling vines were planted in the Clare Valley 180 years ago, a new international wine style was born. The warm climate of South Australia and the elevated hills of the Clare Valley provide the crucial combination of warm days and cool nights that produce unique Riesling wines with intense ripeness and bright fruit flavours balanced with fresh natural acidity. The Clare’s soils add other distinctive elements to the wines, such as a clean mineral edge.
3. It's made by Handpicked
You can expect the Handpicked quality you’ve come to trust. Fruit is grown in our own vineyards and bought from growers and vineyards we know personally. Wines made by our winemakers - Peter, Jonathon, Rohan.
4. It's fresh
This 2018 Clare Valley Riesling can be enjoyed young, when its floral perfume and citrus fruit flavours shine most brightly.
5. Museum release - It's bottle-aged
With their pure fruit and vibrant natural acidity, our Riesling wines age beautifully. The Handpicked 2012 Regional Selections Clare Valley Riesling is still as fresh as the day it was bottled, with bright lemon fruit, mineral notes and zingy acidity, but with bottle age adding hints of toasted nuts, honey and lanolin. Try it beside the 2018 and taste how Riesling evolves. Buy enough to lay it down for another 8 years and see it evolve more.
6. It's great with food
Riesling brings a beautiful freshness to the table. Try it with pan-fried whiting, barbecued whole snapper, pasta marinara, cold prawns, pulled pork, green salads, zucchini fritters, chargrilled eggplant. It is also great with spicy food.
7. It's Summer
Riesling is best served chilled at around 7-10oC. That’s another reason to love it in summer.
Don't wait, order now and get sipping! Visit our shop page to buy a bottle!