St Andrews Clare Valley Riesling Wakefield 2015 75cl

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Country Australia
Region Clare Valley
Brand Wakefield Wines
Grape Variety Riesling
Size 75cl
ABV 12.9%
Closure Type screwcap
Vintage 2015
Maturity Under ideal conditions this wine should cellar well to 2035, possibly longer.
Food Match Asian food, chicken, salmon and tuna
Style Fresh and Zesty

From the St Andrews flagship range from Wakefield Wines. This Riesling is a very pale straw colour with a slight green tinge. The nose shows zesty lemon and lime aromas along with faint orange blossom and talc. This riesling is restrained with a linear focus to the palate and purity of fruit flavours. There are lashings of fresh lemon/lime juice characters and a slate-like minerality across the mid-palate. It is backed up by a persistent and refreshing lime finish.

In 1995 the Taylor family purchased the historic St Andrews property next door to the Wakefield estate, releasing their first wines in 1999. The wines are hand crafted from individually selected parcels of fruit, grown on the family’s estate vineyards, and are a true labour of love. The wines have consistently accumulated an impressive number of awards and continue to attract national and international recognition for their outstanding quality.

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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