Vintage
2000
pH
3.00
Alcohol
13.3
TA
7.7

Other Vintages:

Overview

Riesling was the first variety we planted at Lenswood in 1982 with the first small crop in 1985. Our Riesling is on the austere end of the range of Riesling styles made in Australia and as such is the logical extension of the fine, subtle long lasting wines from Eden Valley which have such an established place among the great wines of this variety.

To me the essence of our Riesling is gentle, fine floral aromatics with the palate showing great finesse and delicacy. There is a mineral element about these wines and a wonderful capacity to fill out and grow in complexity with age, free from the heavy, overt, toasty aged characters that dominate many aged Australian Rieslings.


Vintage Description

The 2000 season, like 1999, had rain during April which created a little botrytis in the Riesling grapes and hence a light botrytis flavour contribution which makes this an unusually rich wine and adds a dimension in depth and complexity.


Aroma

Lifted, fragrant, lime fruit with citrus and apricot overtones.

Colour

Straw with a light green tinge.

Palate

Richly flavoured with the fruit elements apparent on the nose carrying through to the palate. Intense fruit with a savoury edge and a crisp finish. Even, mouthfilling, lingering flavour.

Region

Lenswood, Adelaide Hills

Variety

100% Riesling

Oak Maturation

None

Cellaring

Excellent ageing prospects, building in honey, lime flavours but without obvious toast or heavy ageing characters.


Food Suggestion

Ideal with seafood but can be enjoyed with a wide range of foods or on its own. Best with subtly flavoured rather than heavy foods.


Serving Suggestion

Cool. Best between 5 and 10°C.