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2017 Grosset Alea Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

Possibly the best vintage to date of this slightly off-dry Riesling by Grosset.

$34.00

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About

About The Wine

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 Riesling 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 to find just the right balance for an off-dry style. 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. Grosset says the 2017 is his 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.

About Grosset

Jeffery Grosset has set a blistering pace for winemakers in the Clare Valley since 1981.

He is one of the premier Riesling producers in the country and has been recognised internationally as one of the finest winemakers in Australia.

His attention to detail, both in his organically farmed vineyards and his winery, has given rise to a portfolio of effortlessly articulate wines that are the envy of many.

Focus, intensity and immaculate balance are the hallmarks of every wine that Jeffery Grosset puts his hand to.

The Springvale vineyard
The Springvale vineyard
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

 ‘Inspired by the best dry Rieslings of Europe, Alea is produced in the international style, made to the Grosset standard. From the Rockwood vineyard in Watervale where the likeness to European fruit was first noticed in 2007, this wine offers great versatility; people, food, situations. The flavour and balance of the 2017 vintage are exquisite and the best so far.’ JG

Ageing Potential: First vintage 2012 so as yet unknown, however probably 15 years

Source: Grosset Rockwood Vineyard (ACO certified organic)

Fruit Flavours: Kaffir lime with hints of white flowers and herbs

Profile: Almost dry, underpinned by a linear acidity: fragrant, generous, succulent and long

Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jeff Grosset
Jeff Grosset
Clare Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"This is an amazing riesling, perhaps the best yet under this label. It has intense lemon grass and lime juice characters which follow through on to the palate. The flavours are intensely concentrated, powerful and show incredible depth. The vibrant natural acidity balances the sweetness and lingers long and dry on the finish." - Grosset Wines

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