Naked Run The First got its name simply by being the first wine they made. The Riesling comes from a single vineyard in the Sevenhill sub-region of Clare Valley. It is treated like Classic Clare Riesling to maintain all the charm of the region.
Naked Run The First is floral, lemony with a hint of spice. The palate has powerful steely acid, nice mid-palate flesh and a chalky grip. It looks lovely now and offers the promise to improve, drink it after 2028.
Naked Run The First Riesling Clare Valley 2021, and all wine is eligible for at least 5% off any six bottles. And 10% off any 12 bottles. Some wines will be at a more significant discount and not subject to further discounts.
Naked Run simply want to make good wine by starting in the vineyard and nursing it to bottle. Naked Run make classic grapes from great vineyards in traditional South Australian regions. The wines they make offer the holy grail of interest for wine lovers and great value. Plus, they are so tasty you’ll want to drink them regularly.
Naked Run The First Riesling Clare Valley 2021 Wine Review
The Real Review
“The colour is pale and the dominant aromas are of freshly-picked green garden herbs; it smacks of early-harvested grapes. Suggestions of chamomile and lavender. The wine is both delicate and intense in the mouth, finely trimmed and taut, light-bodied and refined, with good length and tension, finishing classically dry.”
One of the great wine regions of Australia. Known for its boney, citric Rieslings that build flesh with bottle age – a classic Australian style. It can also make some lovely Shiraz and Cabernet.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety of quality wine production. Although it only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Find superb Riesling in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. See more about Riesling here.
The invasion of “Sunshine in a bottle” put Australian wine on the map. The fruity, easy-going, somewhat samey wines were endearing for a short time. Then the next big thing knocked them off their perch.
This forced producers to increase quality and emphasise the distinctive terroirs of Australia. Of which, there are many. And many more yet to be discovered.
Wine is the result you get from fermented grape juice. There is proof of wine production dating back 8000 years ago. Fashions, innovations and many other factors have influenced the way wine has evolved over the years.
The wine grape is impressive. It contains everything you need to make grape wine except for the yeast, which lives on the outside of the skins.
Human inputs can influence the final product, including the viticulture (growing) choices. And the winemaker can shape the wine to a point too.
The best wines of the world often refer to terroir. Terroir is a French term that refers to all the climatic, geological and topographical influences on a specific piece of land. And it is true that neighbouring vineyards, grown identically, can taste noticeably different.
It is interesting to know that you can make white wine from almost any grape. The colour comes from the skins, and if there is no contact, there is no colour. White wines tend to be delicate, perfumed, higher in acid and lower in alcohol. It seems for this and many other reasons, it is hard to make an incredibly impressive white wine. But those that have mastered the art are indeed some of the best winemakers in the world.
It is a falsehood to think that white wine does not age as well as red wine. But it is correct that white wine, as a rule, doesn’t age for as long.
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