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O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2021 Clare Valley - 6 Bottles

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$26.32
Per Bottle
$157.94 for 6 bottles

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WHY DO WE LIKE THIS WINE

VINEYARD: Virtually next door to each other in the Polish Hill River, Martin & Joan Smith and Molloy's vineyards stand as excellent examples of what this sub-region of Clare can achieve. Quality soils are the thumbprint of all great wines and as the road leading to both vineyards is called Blue Cutting Rd, so too is the basis of these vineyards. Grey loam acid soils over sandstone and slate make up the profile with much of the top soil littered with rock, hinting at just how tough the vines need to be to sustain growth and produce quality fruit - not to mention the work of the vigneron to ensure overall balance. Only 9 kilometres from Watervale, the Polish Hill River region is quite a bit cooler and typically the fruit ripens 2-3 weeks later; this combined with the soil profile produces fruit with finesse and intensity. It is the slate of Polish Hill River, as opposed to the limestone of Watervale that gives rise to the point of difference between these styles. Despite growing these vines organically since their planting in the 1970’s, 2012 marked the first year of NASAA Organic Certification for these vineyards. VINIFICATION: Fruit is harvested in the cool of the night. All batches are kept separately in stainless steel tanks. The fruit is de-stemmed and crushed then gently pressed, resulting in a fine free-run cut and a pressings component. These are handled separately. The free-run juice is chilled to preserve the vineyard expression and purity of fruit. Once the juice has settled, it is racked off solids and seeded with yeast. A cool, temperature controlled fermentation is carried out over 10-14 days. The wine is chilled to 5°C and filtered prior to bottling. COLOUR: Pale straw with steely green tinges BOUQUET: Delicately perfumed with a hint of musk and bath salts. PALATE: Textured with orange rind, lemon, lime and spice. Delicate with crisp natural acidity and balanced finish. FOOD MATCH: A perfect accompaniment to oysters natural.

VINEYARD: Virtually next door to each other in the Polish Hill River, Martin & Joan Smith and Molloy's vineyards stand as excellent examples of what this sub-region of Clare can achieve. Quality soils are the thumbprint of all great wines and as the road leading to both vineyards is called Blue Cutting Rd, so too is the basis of these vineyards. Grey loam acid soils over sandstone and slate make up the profile with much of the top soil littered with rock, hinting at just how tough the vines need to be to sustain growth and produce quality fruit - not to mention the work of the vigneron to ensure overall balance. Only 9 kilometres from Watervale, the Polish Hill River region is quite a bit cooler and typically the fruit ripens 2-3 weeks later; this combined with the soil profile produces fruit with finesse and intensity. It is the slate of Polish Hill River, as opposed to the limestone of Watervale that gives rise to the point of difference between these styles. Despite growing these vines organically since their planting in the 1970’s, 2012 marked the first year of NASAA Organic Certification for these vineyards.

VINIFICATION: Fruit is harvested in the cool of the night. All batches are kept separately in stainless steel tanks. The fruit is de-stemmed and crushed then gently pressed, resulting in a fine free-run cut and a pressings component. These are handled separately. The free-run juice is chilled to preserve the vineyard expression and purity of fruit. Once the juice has settled, it is racked off solids and seeded with yeast. A cool, temperature controlled fermentation is carried out over 10-14 days. The wine is chilled to 5°C and filtered prior to bottling.

COLOUR: Pale straw with steely green tinges

BOUQUET: Delicately perfumed with a hint of musk and bath salts.

PALATE: Textured with orange rind, lemon, lime and spice. Delicate with crisp natural acidity and balanced finish.

FOOD MATCH: A perfect accompaniment to oysters natural.

More Information
Awards 5 Star Rated Winery
Alcohol 12.20%
Price per Bottle $26.32
Region Clare Valley
Varieties Riesling
Vintage 2021*
VIP Exclusive No
Brand O' Leary Walker Wines
Vintage Note *Vintage may vary. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.
This wine will take extra 3 days for delivery.