A partnership between John Vickery and Phil Lehmann (the youngest son of Peter and Margaret Lehmann). John is a man who has made some of the greatest Riesling in Australia, if not the world. What he doesn’t know about Riesling isn’t worth knowing.
Together they have crafted a classic Clare Riesling. Lemon blossom, chalky, waxy green grape skin with an indefinable floral note. The palate has a large acid drive at its core, the phenolic grip sets in on second and third tastings. This is the raw bones to build a stunning Riesling with another 5 to who knows how many years in bottle. At the moment it will go well with goats cheese but in time think scallops and you’ll be on the right path.
Clare Valley – 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.
Riesling – 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. See more about Riesling here.