This is the 44th consecutive vintage widely recognised as one of Australia’s finest cool climate Rieslings.
The stony granite soils, high altitude and cool night temperatures impress the fruit of these 50 year-old Riesling vines with a special refinement and persistence of flavour.
These qualities are nurtured through hand harvesting and gentle winemaking techniques to mold a style renowned for its definitive varietal expression, fine natural acidity and the ability to age, gaining even greater complexity with time.
Granite Hills are an icon of the Macedon Ranges who are particularly well known for their Riesling which is produced from 45 year old vines planted at an elevation of over 550 metres. Cool climate viticulture at it’s finest. The wine gives has a light yellow hue in the glass with a nose of citrus blossom, lime and musk aromatics that are backed by wet slate and the faintest touch of fennel. A piercingly pure wine that has a delicacy of citrus fruits that is matched by a fine tapestry of acidity that gives wonderful contrast and impressive length. There is a honey and spice note that adds some richness to citrus fruits on the mid to back palate. A wine that is immediately approachable now, but will last for decades – Patrick Eckel, wine journalist