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2017 Mallaluka Riesling

Murrumbateman, NSW

A unique take on Canberra Riesling - full of texture and personality. 95 points Mike Bennie.

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Extraordinary value for this wine, and indeed the whole range.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Sam Leyshon's alt expression of Riesling from Canberra is set to a nervy wave-length.

This is a divergent style to the regional status quo - this sees his home grown Riesling fruit naturally fermented as whole bunches and then left to chill on skins for a few months before pressing. It crackles with energy, it's Canberra Riesling with a punk-rock styling. A tip of the cap from Mike Bennie who wrote, "So much structure, incredible tannin, freshness and personality... So very good."

This is a mile from the lean and clean style of Riesling Sam has helped put together during his time working at Clonakilla. It's its own beast. And it's a wicked thing to drink.

About Mallaluka Wines

Mallaluka is a family affair in the Canberra district of NSW.

These estate-grown wines are made by second generation vigneron Sam Leyshon who has most recently learnt to ply his trade assisting Bryan Martin and Tim Kirk at Clonakilla.

These are modern wines that reflect the changing face of this exciting region. He makes wines with a wild side, they are made with minimal intervention and are insane value for money.

With Sam in the driver's seat, Mallaluka is one of the rising stars of the region, bringing a unique light and shade to the Canberra district.

Winemaker Sam Leyshon
Winemaker Sam Leyshon
Yass, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

50% naturally fermented on skins 50% naturally fermented as clean juice. Orange pith, white pepper and guava punch. Very textual, zippy and puckering savoury tannins. Drink with salt cured meats

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 11.70%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sam Leyson
Sam Leyson
Yass, NSW
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95Points
The Wine Front

"Half was skin ferment which lasted about three months. From Canberra District. This is such an interesting, exciting, well-rendered expression. Natural ferment, no filtering/fining, so much texture, so much personality. Star on the rise and rise here. And what a great fella winemaker Sam Leyshon is. Extraordinary value for this wine, and indeed the whole range.Smoky notes, dried citrus pith, faint savoury honey-nuttiness, lemon and lime, green apple. Lots going on. Sort of has a juiciness, definitely has a chalkiness, zesty acidity, lemony tang wth light farmhouse cider notes. So much structure, incredible tannin, freshness and personality. Tonic water and texture, minerality and vivacity. So very good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Crisp. Tart. Refreshingly light on the palate.

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Thanks Pizza! Love Sam's wines. The 2018 Riesling is a ripper too. Cheers :)

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