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Hesketh Wines

Watervale Riesling | Clare Valley

Harvest began with the Brazel’s on the 20th of February and finished with the Castine’s on the 13th of March. The grapes were then fermented for approximately 30 days at 13 degrees to retain delicate flavours and floral aromatics before being blended together to achieve optimal varietal and regional characteristics prior to bottling.


Vintages and Tasting notes


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Wine Press and Accolades

93 points - Kim Brebach - BWU20 – 07/05/2020

91 points - Angus Hughson - Winepilot – 07/04/2020

Watervale is home to the classic Clare Valley Rieslings with its cooler climate a little bit kinder, particularly for Riesling. In 2018 the Summer was warm which has crafted a bolder wine than usual from Watervale but still with some delicacy hidden away that takes a little time to be drawn out of its shell. It’s also from 2018 and a little bit of bottle age has not hurt either. It’s pretty classic Watervale – limey and floral, but with just an attractive touch of lanolin from time in the bottle. In the mouth it is dry, crisp and refreshing, but not tart like some young Watervales can be and with plenty of flavour. Will it age? Yes, but why bother as it is a good drink right now.

John Rozentals – 16/03/2020

A crisp, dry, elegant South Australian Riesling from a famous region for the variety. Look for limey, floral notes and the ability to match perfectly with a plate of fresh oysters or a perfectly grilled piece of bream. Or drink on its lonesome as an aperitif.

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