La Linea Vertigo is a dry Riesling that has its roots at the winemakers previous two jobs: Nepenthe and Grosset. La Linea Vertigo has just come out of its hibernation and is going to impress you. Do you need an excuse to buy a 7-year-old Riesling except for the fact that you can?
Started in 2007 La Linea is a partnership between to wine (un)professionals with a passion for Tempranillo. Working now with six vineyards from North and South Adelaide Hills. The passion shows in the quality of the final wines.
This is a big and varied region. Basically it stretches from the top of the McLaren Vale all the way to the bottom of the Barossa. This means there is a big scope for climatic conditions. In the central part where its altitude is quite high, you can get some of the best sites in the world for Sparkling wine. In the slightly warmer parts of the centre, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme with Riesling, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc worthy of honourable mentions.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape.