Kilikanoon is one of the shining lights of the Clare Valley, consistently producing leading examples of Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The outstanding quality of Kilikanoon was recognised by James Halliday when he named it 'Winery Of The Year' in his Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition.
Our Mort's Block Riesling is sourced from up to three unique vineyard sites in Watervale, all characterised by their moderately fertile, loam over limestone soil profiles. All fruit parcels were hand harvested in late February, typically yielding between 5.0 and 6.0 tonnes per hectare. The unique vineyard terroirs and elevation of these locations has captured the very essence of the vintage yet again.
Our Mort’s Block Riesling is once again a blend of 100% Watervale Riesling, carefully selected and blended from three unique vineyard sites located only minutes from the Kilikanoon winery. This close proximity enables the handpicked fruit to be quickly processed, locking in the intense varietal flavours and fruit freshness.
An excellent vintage overall, despite a few early weather and seasonal challenges,developed into a classic Clare Valley ripening pattern with warm dry days and cool nights prevailing over this time. The elevated, naturally retained acidities, tremendous balance and vibrant fruit flavours a hallmark of the vintage.
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