Forest Hill Vineyard: 'Estate' Riesling 2022
A concentrated zingy New World Riesling from cool-climate vineyards in Mount Barker, Australia. Exuberant, yet restrained, the quality of the fruit and minimal intervention in the winery shines through giving this Riesling an intensity and energy that will mature well over several years.
Racy lime-zested acidity meets zingy citrus and a soupcon of hay. Concentrated stone fruit and lengthy minerality give this terrific length, balance and a lingering smooth finish.
Dry-grown vines on gravel loam soils with an underlying clay base (crucial to non-irrigated vines) force vine roots deep in search of water. This keeps yields low, giving smaller berries and more concentrated, intense flavours that are pruned and harvested by hand. With the influence of the Southern Ocean, this is an elegant cool climate Riesling from three different plots in the Mount Barker region of Great Southern, south of Perth in Western Australia.
Serve with: Grilled fish, Normandy-style chicken or a spring vegetable risotto.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Australia, Western Australia|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Riesling|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Enjoy lime zest and racy citrus flavours when young. It will continue to mature and develop complexity for 5 to 7+ years after vintage.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12|
Forest Hill Vineyard
First planted in the late 1960s, Forest Hill Vineyard (located in Mount Barker within the Great Southern region of Western Australia) was bought by the Lyons family in 1996. Today, the 95 hectare estate is headed up by Guy Lyons, and is an accredited James Halliday 5 Star winery. The vineyards produce elegant wines of the highest calibre from a wide variety of plantings - Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Gewürztraminer.
The Lyons family manage Forest Hill Vineyard to ensure soil health, with minimal inputs and sustainable practices. This includes grazing stock and composting of grape material post fermentation.
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