Elegant characters of fresh lime. lemon and subtle tropical fruit. A crisp and refreshing palate that finishes with lively balanced acidity.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a very pale straw colour with subtle green highlights to the edges.
The wine has restrained floral aromas of orange blossom and rose petal combined with strong regional and varietal aromas of lime zest.
On release, the wine has a fresh lemon-lime flavoured palate with a crisp acid backbone. The finish has a subtle, pleasing mineral character.
This wine has been crafted for immediate enjoyment but will also reward cellaring under ideal conditions up to and possibly beyond 2015.
|Residual Sugar:||2.46 g/L|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||Canberra International Riesling Challenge||2010||1||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||Riverside International Wine Competition||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||Royal Adelaide Wine Show||2010||5||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||Ultimate Wine Challenge||2011||Very Good / Strong Recommendation|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||Royal Hobart Wine Show||2010||27||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition||2011||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||Critics Challenge Wine Compeition||2011||Critics Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Riesling||2010||New Zealand International Wine Show||2011||4a||Silver|
Reviews for 0
Courier Mail, January 2011
Lime and floral characters dominate the nose and palate of this ever-reliable South Australian riesling, with a nice mineral backbone and crisp finish. It's great drinking by itself but also teams well with seafood or chicken dishes and has the pedigree to develop well in the bottle over a few years.
Western Australian, February 2011
A bracing, refreshing acidity highlights this nice little riesling from Clare Valley. Has a crisp minerally influence on the palate. A fine lingering acid and a touch of lemon juice brightens the palate. Excellent in the short term or with another five years in the cellar.
Peter Chapman, Morning Bulletin, February 2011
Wine - Three of the Best
Crisp and refreshing on the palate with flavours of fresh lime and lemon. If you have not tried a riesling for a while give this a go. Right price and good quality.
National Liquor News, April 2011
The Riesling Tasting
Juicy and vibrant palate with a fine vein of citrus and minerality. Hints of honey and paw paw with a peach and citrus palate.
Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanser's International Wine Cellar, July 2011
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Bright straw. Mineral-accented aromas of lime, lemongrass, mint and white flowers, with a hint of smokiness. Very dry and precise, with good tangy bite to its citrus and orchard fruit flavours. Nervey, clean and pure on the finish, with a chalky quality and lingering spiciness. I like this wine's balance and verve.
Glen Frederiksen, Winelines Online (USA), October 2011
Distinctly varietal, this wineÆs aromatics include pine needle, rose petal, citrus blossom and ripe apple fruit. In the mouth, thereÆs lots of lime and minerality. It finishes with a juicy, sweet-tart edge. This would pair well with ceviche in lime juice.
Australian Wine Annual, November 2011
Musky, floral and intensely flavoured, this generous and brightly flavoured riesling has a punchy, almost pungent bouquet of lime juice and lemon lifted by scents of white flowers, musk and backed by a mineral hint of bathpowder. It's juicy, crunchy palate fills the mouth with intence if not complex flavours, finishing marginally sweet, with a lemon sherbet note.
Greymouth Evening Star, January 2012
Very dry and quite different to Kiwi Rieslings has been the tradition in Australia. Aromas of orange and lime flavours of lemon and limes and a minerality that is reminiscent of sucking a dry stone. An acquired taste.
Winestate, January 2012
Best Wines of 2011
Light, lifted lime juice bouquet and a very elegant pristine palate with fresh and lively honeydew-like flavours. Good acid spine balancing the fruit sweetness. Hints of kero.