As Anthony Rose of the Independent notes, 'The Watervale district in South Australia's Clare Valley is spearheading a revival of fine, age-worthy Rieslings.' This brilliant example from genius winemaker Jeffrey Grosset is as good as it gets.
The Clare Valley is one of the finest places in Australia for whites and is especially renowned for its racy, aromatic Rieslings. Made with grapes from the highest and coolest vineyard in the Watervale sub-region of Clare, this single vineyard bottling is from the Grosset cellar, 'one of Australia's best small wineries' (Hugh Johnson). Such is the esteem in which Jeffrey Grosset is held, even by Germans, that he was elected 'Riesling Winemaker of the Year' in Hamburg in 1998.Full of intense lime and mineral character and steely finesse, Springvale Riesling boasts a slew of 90+ ratings from top Aussie wine writers, including James Halliday and Huon Hooke.This is a wine to savour on its own, with seafood or mild southeast Asian curries.