Estate Riesling Wakefield 2016 75cl

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Country Australia
Region Clare Valley
Brand Wakefield Wines
Grape Variety Riesling
Size 75cl
ABV 12.3%
Closure Type screwcap
Vintage 2016
Maturity This wine, whilst crafted for immediate enjoyment will also reward cellaring under ideal conditions up to and possibly beyond 2026.
Food Match Asian Turkey Curry, Hot Chilli Prawns, Indonesian Pork with Lemongrass,
Style A crisp and refreshing palate

Elegant characters of fresh lime. Lemon and subtle tropical fruit. A crisp and refreshing palate that finishes with lively balanced acidity.

The Clare Valley is renowned for its fine dry Riesling wines. All the grapes for the Wakefield Estate Riesling come from the Taylor family's own Clare Valley vineyards. The grapes were harvested at night as quickly as possible during this period in early February to maintain yields and this resulted in excellent fruit quality.

The wine displays lifted fresh and vibrant aromas. Lemon and lime citrus characters abound, followed by layers of subtle blossom and enticing floral notes. An apex of tantalizing acid soars in the mid-palate, balanced by good fruit presence. On the palate, the wine displays intense lemon and lime characters along with hints of orange blossom. The finish is crisp and resonates with citrus fruit - hallmarks of a great Clare Valley Riesling.

Country Of Origin: Australia

Wakefield is a third generation family wine business and was founded in 1969 by Bill Taylor who was inspired by his love for the red wines of Bordeaux’s Medoc region. He was drawn to South Australia’s Clare Valley where his first 178 hectare vineyard was planted on the banks of the Wakefield River close to the village of Auburn. The vineyard was carefully chosen to benefit from red-brown loam over limestone soils (also known as Terra Rossa) and the Clare Valley’s cool climate which were known to be ideal for the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon vines.

In 1973 Bill Taylor tentatively entered his inaugural Cabernet Sauvignon vintage in Royal Adelaide Wine Show and was delighted to win the prestigious Montgomery Trophy for best red wine in show. Since then Wakefield wines have gone on to win more than 2000 medals and awards in major international wine competitions.

Today Wakefield is headed up by Mitchell Taylor whose philosophy blends an ‘old world’ estate mind set with ‘new world’ winemaking innovation; coupled with an almost fanatical attention to detail and obsession with quality. This results in wines of tremendous quality and style that are made with respect for the company’s family heritage. The Wakefield estate now covers 750 hectares from which a range of distinctive wines to suit every occasion is crafted.

Country Of Origin: Australia

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