2016 Grosset Alea Riesling

Region:Clare Valley (Watervale) , SA

Style:Medium Bodied


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The 'Off-Dry' offering from one of the country's best Riesling producers.

RRP $36.00


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There are few Australian winemakers that dare to tackle the 'off-dry' wine style made famous from the cool vineyards of Germany and Alsace, France. But Jeffrey Grosset is one of them. Many years ago, Jeffrey noticed that a particular corridor of the Rockwood vineyard in Watervale produced much higher naturally acidity. Over the next five vintages, he kept this fruit separate, tinkering with different levels of residual sugar, and the balance of picking times for just the right amount of acidity. He released the first vintage of Alea in 2012. Since then the wine has gone from strength to strength, becoming an essential part of the Grosset white offerings. The 2016 is one of the best to date, the balance impeccable between searing acidity and luscious, sweet citrussy fruit. A cool bottle of Alea next to a fresh, spicy Asian dish is one of the loveliest combinations in Australian wine.

What it Tastes Like

"The 2015 release raised the bar for Grosset Alea Riesling and this 2016 matches it, at the very least. It’s stellar. It brings orange blossom to the table of lime and lemon, and builds a bolt of intense flavour to both the mid palate and to the finish. It’s a ‘you won’t be disappointed’ wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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