- Special Order Product – Delayed Dispatch
2023 Alpha Box & Dice Very Special Clare Valley Riesling
Alpha Box & Dice, located in McLaren Vale, is undertaking a "Wine Alphabet" project where each 'letter' represents a distinct winemaking venture, aiming to create a comprehensive collection of wines that showcase the various styles and grape varieties found in the well-known wine regions of South Australia, such as McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, and the Barossa Valley.
This Riesling (from Auburn, Clare Valley) was planted in 2002, at an elevation of 460m-470m. Harvested at night and gently pressed to tank where it is fermented at very cool temperatures for 2 months until dry.
Brilliant water like core with a faint tinge of green around the outskirts. Jumping out of the glass are intense lime, citrus and orange rind scents which intermix with talc, green apple and chalky mineral notes. Mouth watering, the palate is awash with a concentrate of lime and citrus fruits which are framed by a tight steely core. Some green apple, orange rind, chalky talc and mineral characters lend support. Despite its steely nature it shows plenty of textural volume. Crunchy acidity finishing dry and long.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.