2022 Mr Riggs Watervale Riesling
Watervale in the Clare Valley is home to some of Australia’s best’s Rieslings. It’s here that Ben Riggs sources fruit from the Brysky vineyards to produce this zesty lemon lime filled Riesling. The 2022 vintage in Clare Valley was a mild one, allowing grapes to produce flavour ripeness prior to sugar ripeness. Production quality and yields were both high.
Brilliant water like colour with greenish tinged edges. Vivid lime juice and Granny Smith apple aromas jump out of the glass trailed by citrus, chalky talc and wet steel. Racy lime juice, lemon and green apple flavours are underscored by zesty acidity. Finishes dry, crisp and tense with notions of wet steel and chalky minerality also apparent on the long, highly focused aftertaste.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.