Founded by David Bowley to live his dream of crafting hand made wines from his base in the Adelaide Hills where he grew up. Additional grapes are sourced from trusted vineyards in South Australia. The results speak for themselves, wonderful wines you’d happily drink every day of the week.
The same grapes were used as the R1. But that is where the comparison ends. Wild yeast, old oak ferments, no temperature control, not additions, lees stirring and 12 months aging in barrel. This is not your typical Clare Riesling but it is amazing none-the-less. Textural, in your face, complex. Sweet spices, lighted, a hint funky, and a lot of depth. The palate is beyond compare, it would stand next to any Austrian or German Riesling and is captivating. You want to drink more to understand it more. Try it with baked fish, or fresh scallops. Aging is a mystery, it has great balance and a lot of depth. I’d be leaning towards give it to 2020 then decide from there.
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.