Mitchelton Blackwood Park Riesling 2016

Mitchelton Blackwood Park Riesling 2017

Central Victoria, Victoria   |    750ml   |    12.5%
Mitchelton Blackwood Park Riesling is one of Australia's most consistent and respected examples of Riesling. The 2017 is another lovely example; lifted aromatics and followed by a palate bursting with lime zest, fresh lemon, which is supported by a mineral undertones that contribute complexity, structure and length. A delicious drinking Riesling that offers sensational value at this price.

Reviews of the 2016 vintage included below;

"Quartz-white; the fragrant, blossom-filled, bouquet introduces a brisk, minerally style at the start of its life, the twist of lime and green apple on the finish and aftertaste pointing the way. 91 Points. Drink By: 2026 Price: $19.00 Date Tasted: 08 Dec 2016 Alcohol: 12.5%" - James Halliday,

"An old favourite from the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria. It’s good drinking, without doubt. Lemon, lime and crystalised orange with a lick of spice to close. Almost a quart-like character. Accessible and ready to please but with a bit of backbone and impressive length. Essentially dry but plenty of flavour in varietal terms. Excellent option for summer. Rated: 90 Points Tasted: Nov.16 Alcohol: 12.5% Price: $19 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 - 2022" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Mitchelton Winery’s history can be traced over the decades with the continually unfolding narrative of its exceptional wines, however the geological formation of the unique vineyard location has been forged through the pervasive influence of the Goulburn River’s shifting flow over millions of years.

The river surrounds the vineyard on three sides, shaping the unique environment and climate of Mitchelton Estate and creating individual vineyards within a vineyard. Winemaker Travis Clydesdale and Viticulturist Adam Dalton work in harmony with the land to unlock the best from each block through innovation and interaction with the soil. This intimate and focused approach creates wines of distinct personality, finesse and longevity.
Central Victoria
Named in honour of the grazing property where Mitchelton’s vineyards and winery now stand, Blackwood Park Riesling has become an Estate classic and our most awarded wine. The Mitchelton approach to Riesling centres upon careful monitoring of flavour and acid in the vineyard, and consequent timing of harvest to ensure optimum balance and intensity of flavour.

Picking of the grapes occurs in the early hours of the morning in the midst of the regions typically cool nights. Once in the winery, the juice is chilled and blanketed with an inert gas cover to protect and preserve the fragile aromas and flavours that are so vulnerable once the skin is broken. Upon clarification, the juice is inoculated with a selected aromatic yeast strain that ensures an even, cold ferment over a period of 16-21 days. Post fermentation the individual parcels are stabilised, blended and filtered to create a wine truly expressive of the variety and site.

VITICULTURE: Riesling is planted to several different sites across the Mitchelton vineyard with each block providing its own distinct character. Typical soil profile consists of a sandy loam topsoil over a heavier clay base. All blocks are spur pruned to a VSP trellis to ensure a balanced crop of evenly ripened fruit is achieved and to promote even distribution of sunlight penetration and airflow around the fruiting zone. Each block is shoot thinned to ensure correct shoot positioning to facilitate healthy canopy structure and eliminate the potential for uneven ripening of fruit.

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