Region: Clare Valley
Bottle size: 750 mL
This wine has lemon and lime juice and orange blossom aromas and flavours, made in the classic Australian style with just a touch of residual sweetness to balance the crisp natural Clare Valley acidity. It is a pristine wine with generous length of fruit flavour; a great example which reflects a stunning 2020 vintage with dry, cool ripening conditions.
Riesling grapes were harvested at their peak flavour maturity from vineyards through the central and southern Clare Valley. After de-stemming, and must chilling, juice was separated from skins, clarified and fermented for 14 days. The use of ‘free-run’ juice only ensures continuation of the true Mr Mick style- crisp, pure and fruit driven.
Although the beginning of the 2020 growing season was quite hot, and remained very dry throughout summer, the months of January, February and March 2020 were cooler than the long-term average, leading to higher than normal natural acidity retention in the fruit at harvest. The winemakers commented that; “the 2020 wines generally have a robust natural acid backbone which will see them age well in coming years. The Rieslings in particular have this ‘uniquely Clare’ acidity, showing beautiful juicy, mouth-watering varietal flavour”.
It is a great wine just to sit, sip and enjoy, or partner with any South Aussie seafood.