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2017 La Petite Vanguard Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

A more textural and multifaceted Riesling than is typical from the Watervale area.

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About

About The Wine

This takes Clare Valley Riesling in a different direction than most.

It's built of several fruit components: some fermented in stainless, some in old oak, some spent a month on skins. The goal was to produce a wine with more textural intrigue than the usual offerings from the region.

Mission accomplished in the 2017 release. It's smashability factor high, as well as the quality.

Super drinking now or in a few years time.

About Vanguardist

Vanguardist is an up and coming producer from McLaren Vale started by three friends after many long nights in Hawkes Bay talking about their shared love of wine.

Their mission is to bring premium, authentic, small-batch wines to a market they see as crowded by "overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room."

They source very high-quality fruit from great vineyards across South Australia, looking to build wines with texture and vibrancy.

With experienced winemaker Michael Corbett at the helm, the future looks bright for this plucky challenger brand.

The stunning landscape of McLaren Vale
The stunning landscape of McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"From Watervale, with about 35% barrel ferment, so it’s a slightly different expression of Clare Valley Riesling to your usual tank and sparkly clean and clear numbers. It’s a bit different, but in a good way, with its flavour almost going towards real lemonade with a dash of Japanese ginger. It’s a little softer in style, with a powdery texture, but has a good cut of acidity, perhaps like ruby red grapefruit in taste and feel, and a spicy and juicy finish of fine length. Yum." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

WINEMAKING

A portion of the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed before pressing and cold settling in tank. This was racked and inoculated with a ‘pied de cuve’ from the same vineyard. A cold (10-12 degrees) ferment took place in tank and made up about 65% of the final blend. The other component was made up from a direct press to barrel ferment. This gives the wine greater layers of texture, whilst maintaining classic flavour and mineral characters that makes Clare Riesling the best in the country.

This was then followed by a couple of rackings by gravity, and final blended before being bottled in August, without fining or filtration.

197 dozen produced.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.4%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Michael Corbett
Winemaker Michael Corbett
Cred: Daniel Purvis
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