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2014 Pizzini Riesling

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Pizzini were one of the fist Italian families who made the King Valley their home, first by growing tobacco and later on grapes. We are pleased that they focused on grapes as they now make some of the finest examples of Italian varieties in Australia. Riesling was one of the first grapes they planted so these vines are now fully matured showing intense citrus, lemon blossom and spice. The plate is fresh and zesty with lively lime and spice flavours, with cleansing acids and good length.

Winemaker's Notes

The freshness and clarity here is impressive, with plenty of fragrance on offer. An array of bright, citrus fruit aromas move through white stone fruits and even into exotic tropical territory with sweet florals in the background. The palate's focused yet smoothly textured with ripe peach and citrus flavours, finishing with conviction.

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2014 Pizzini Riesling

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Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says
A fine and flinty riesling that has steely aromas and dried lime peel, quite pithy, some floral notes here too. The palate is carrying handy, fleshy weight; dried lime, barley and fresh, linear acidity.
Good Wine Guide
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Pale quartz; the fragrant and flowery bouquet is followed by a burst of crisp, yet intensely fruity, flavour on the fore-palate, then bright citrus and apple morph into lingering, cleansing acidity. Excellent value.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Taut and lean, this linear, long-term riesling has an intensely fragrant bouquet of lemon rind, green apple skin and lime juice lifted by a whiff of lavender and small white flowers. It's long and steely, with a shapely palate of brightly lit citrus and apple-like fruit underpinned by a fine pithy texture and finishing with a well-defined, racy acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Charmingly floral, fresh and perfumed, this long and finely sculpted riesling is scented with white flowers, lemon rind and citrusy fruit backed by hints of chalk and spice. Marginally sweet, with a dusty undercarriage beneath its juicy but delicate presence of pear, apple, lemon and limey fruit, it's long and racy, finishing with vibrant acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Pale quartz-green; has a fragrant and flowery bouquet of lime and lemon blossom, then a pure, fresh palate with good length and balance; an ounce more fruit depth would have seen a higher point.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Lovely, airy freshness and purity: this offers plenty of fragrance and an array of bright citrus fruit aromas, some white stone fruits and even into exotic, tropical territory. The palate s focused yet smoothly textured with ripe peach and citrus flavours, finishing with conviction.
Good Wine Guide
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
A pristine, elegant and stylish riesling whose very floral perfume reveals fresh aromas of pea, apple and lime juice backed by hints of mineral. It's fine, long and evenly balanced, with piercingly fresh pear/apple fruit with undertones of lime and lemon all down its rather gentle and fluffy palate, which cleans up with deliciously lively acidity at the finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Oily, spicy and toasty, with slightly sour-edged and candied fruit backed by unusually caramel-like undertones, it's angular and spiky, lacking genuine freshness and focus.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Clean, crisp citrus/spice/mineral mix; good balance and length, well-made.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A flavoursome young riesling that lacks great focus and definition. Its floral, estery perfume of lime, lemon and mineral undertones is somewhat spicy, while its juicy palate finishes rather awkward and spicy, without much cut and shape.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A fragrant floral perfume of dried flowers, musk and lime juice reveals estery undertones and mineral suggestions. Its round and generous palate overlies a finely phenolic backbone, before a sculpted finish of lingering citrus flavour and honeysuckle-like nuances.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the crisp, delicate, flowery bouquet has faint blossom aromas; the palate has more weight, and heads off in another direction altogether, with slightly broad, ripe citrus fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

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