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Montara Grampians Riesling

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The Grampians is a beautiful part of the world. Rocks (big ones, good for climbing), wine, more hills (with rocks on them) and more vineyards (rocky ones). All these rocks and rocky soils are good for one thing - growing Riesling grapes. Riesling thrives here, making wines with superb natural acid zing and a lovely juicy limey character over the top. In the Montara case we have a generous wine that hits the mark perfectly - ripe fruits but crisp acidity, a long palate too. Wonderful stuff.

Winemaker's Notes

Light straw in colour with green tinges, our estate riesling is a sophisticated style that offers fragrant floral blossom aromas followed by intense flavours of lime, lemon and apple on the palate. This wine has a crisp, lingering finish and a beautiful balance of fruit and acid. Like past vintages, this one should cellar well. Perfect with fresh seafood and spicy Indian / Thai style dishes.


Awards and Accolades


95 Points - Sydney Royal Wine Show.

Gold - Sydney Royal Wine Show.

Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition.

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Montara Grampians Riesling

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
92
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
89
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Elegant, and stylish his tightly focused riesling has a delicate, chalky bouquet of apple and pear backed by a hint of lime juice and lifted by a scent of lavender. It begins with deep, generous flavours of pear, apple and lime, but becomes more funky and mineral extending towards its chalky and brightly acidic finish. Likely to flesh out well as it ages.
2017-2020+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
90
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Generous, creamy and leesy, this fuller, smooth and complex riesling has a spicy, floral fragrance of lime juice and lemon rind backed by mineral-like nuances. It's long and juicy, faintly chalky, culminating in a tangy, lemony finish of briny austerity.
2019-2023+
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
89
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Musty herbal notes mingle with the zesty lime aromas and the palate shows great intensity of fresh lime juice flavours with a tight, minerally acid structure
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Spice, apple, pear and lime aromas; in a taste spectrum all on its own, very different to either the Clare Valley or Great Southern; has length and balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Green apple and light citrus aromas; soft, ripe fruit on the palate, with a touch of residual sugar. Typical winery style.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light to medium-bodied; clean, relying in part on a flick of residual sugar to the primary mix of minerally citrus and slate.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87

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