Chockstone Grampians Riesling

Chockstone Grampians Riesling 2019

Grampians, Victoria   |    750ml   |    14.5%
The Chockstone wines are made by AT Richardson; one of the rising stars of Victoria's famous Grampians wine region. The Chockstone Riesling is always a refined, example of Grampians Riesling and the 2019 vintage is another standout.

The 2019 Chockstone Riesling is typically aromatic with plenty of citrus, wildflowers, and kiwi fruit aromas, the distinct minerality compliments the lime and green apple crispness through the palate. Featuring a restrained structure, layers of flavours and a long refreshing finish, this is a sensational value Grampians Riesling.

Reviews of the 2018 vintage included below;

"96 Points. Bone dry, yet intensely fruity. It's not an easy matter to achieve, and the Grampians can lay claim to be the most successful region in Victoria for riesling other than Henty. Acidity is one of the keys, climate the driver. Screwcap. 11.5% alc. To 2033. $20"- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

"95 Points. This is a delicious young riesling which is dry and yet inviting - without austerity. Dried herb, creamy yeast and dried wildflower aromas lead into a finely textured palate with crisp acidity and a long follow-through. The wine is in excellent harmony throughout" - Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Feb / March 2019.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Situated just outside the township of Great Western, 200 kilometres west of Melbourne, A.T. Richardson Wines produces elegant and complex cool-climate wines.

After a 10-year search, winemaker Adam Richardson selected the very special terroir of his Hard Hill Road Vineyard site for the production of his Chockstone and Hard Hill Road labels. With its own special microclimate, the Hard Hill Road Vineyard’s cool ripening conditions and naturally low-yielding vines produce wines with layers of intense flavours and a velvety structure. Like many of the best wines in this historic region, A.T. Richardson’s wines are approachable in their youth, and possess the potential to age gracefully.
Our Flagship white wine, we spend the month of March focussing on little else except the developing flavours in the Chockstone Riesling blocks. Harvesting at the perfect flavour and acid profile ensures the delicate yet complex character that is synonymous with Chockstone Riesling.

Once harvested, the grapes were pressed as gently as possible, and the juice allowed to work its way through a nice cool fermentation with as little intervention as possible. The fermentation came to rest with just a touch of residual sweetness to balance the vibrant acid profile, creating a focussed palate and elegant mineral finish.

Wildflowers, citrus blossom, guava, kiwi fruit, pear and a distinct minerality. Natural acidity balanced with a hint of sweetness.

Enjoy with raw oysters or freshly caught seafood. A pert and refreshing beauty now, its refined structure and delicate characters will develop wonderfully for at least another ten years.

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