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2015 The Wine Farm Riesling

Gippsland, VIC

Unique expression of Riesling with a wilder side.

$39.00

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About

About The Wine

The unique expressions of single varieties Neil is producing from this block are causing quite the stir.

The Wine Farm Riesling is picked for freshness and driving acidity, made with full malolactic fermentation and no additions bar a small amount of sulphur.

It's a wild and vigorous version of Riesling which Mike Bennie dubbed a "Superb expression, unique and compelling" in his 94 point review, with the one caveat that "purists of riesling might be miffed." - it's not for the conservative drinker but those who take a more expansive view of the variety.

About The Wine Farm

The Wine Farm is a small organically farmed vineyard at the Southern-most tip of the Gippsland region.

This is one of the coolest sites on mainland Australia. The man behind the project, Neil Hawkins, along with his wife Anna, have brought this picturesque patch of land back to life since taking it over.

There are eight varieties planted over seven acres which are producing wonderful, expressive wines. Neil makes the wines with minimal intervention.

The health of the farm is their number one priority, As Neil says, "Under no circumstances whatsoever will we use herbicides, systemic fungicides or insecticides in our vines/on our property. The most important life on The Wine Farm (family and pets aside) is what crawls beneath the soils."

Neil in the vineyard
Neil in the vineyard
Gippsland, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Loaded with texture and interesting character, it’s the kind of riesling I really enjoy drinking. Linear in nature but with a nutty savouriness amongst the citrus and lemongrass character, there’s a saline trim and freshness that lingers and keeps the palate humming. It smells good too – citrus, apples, sea spray. Mouth after mouth I’m drawn back in. Time open and it almost gets a fino-like tang. Superb expression, unique and compelling, though purists of riesling might be miffed." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Estate grown without the use of pesticides or fungicides aside the use of copper and sulphur sprays. While liberal use of sulphur in most Alsatian Rieslings help keep them very tight and focussed, my minimal use of sulphur gives something a little left of centre on the nose. Full malolactic fermentation gives texture and breadth to an otherwise classic, acid-focused palate with a stony minerality. Classic Riesling with an edge.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery Information

CHRISTMAS AUSTRALIA POST DELIVERY CUT OFFS:
SYDNEY METRO - 20th December
NSW REGIONAL / BRISBANE & SUNSHINE COAST / MELBOURNE - 19th December
ADELAIDE / VIC REGIONAL - 18th December
TAS / SA / QLD / PERTH - 17th December

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Pricing & Discounts

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We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.