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2018 Latta Mount Alexander Riesling

Ballarat, VIC

The first release of a Riesling from the extraordinary winemaking talent that is Owen Latta.

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About The Wine

Another string added to Owen Latta's bow with the first release of a Riesling from this exciting young talent.

Texture and detail are always key aspects of Owen's winemaking. No different here.

The fruit comes from a vineyard about 5kms away from his winery in Ballarat. The site was planted for Owen. This is the first crop. The potential is tantalising.

Ripped with crystalline acidity and mineral elements, this is a unique look at Australian Riesling.

About Eastern Peake / Latta Vino

Is anyone working as hard as Owen Latta to put Ballarat in the mix of Australia's foremost wine regions? At only 15 years old he completed his first vintage at Eastern Peake alongside his father and has since taken on the full-time running of the business.

Owen is the man primarily responsible for both the Eastern Peake and Latta wines, the former of which being dedicated to premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Eastern Peake vineyard, and the latter being Owen's personal project all about innovation from a range of excellent central Victorian vineyards.

The wines are all gently brought to life with very astute yet hands-off winemaking, and Owen's low and zero-sulphur wines are some of the best examples in the country. These are thrilling, absolutely unique Victorian wines, and quite simply Owen Latta is one of Australia's finest young winemakers.

Winemaker Owen Latta
Winemaker Owen Latta
Ballarat, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Everything in riesling bottles & no riesling.....!

 You know part of the story by now

 Heres a riesling in a riesling bottle made as a riesling

A vineyard was planted for me in sight of the winery 5km away in 2018, the varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Riesling.

Hopefully in 2020 there will be fruit in the meantime this wine was made to learn about the variety.

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

Owen Latta in his vineyard
Owen Latta in his vineyard
Ballarat, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Big flavours, ripe grapefruit, a touch of fleshy stone fruit, quite savoury from front to back. The acidity is really moreish, the flavours all quite bold. Good thing to drink. Lovely, unique Riesling. - Different Drop Wine Team

93Points
The Wine Front

"Cool and refreshing expression set to over light weight but not quite medium, showing concentration of pulpy citrus fruit flavours, a lick of lemon barley water, faint zingy ‘mineral’ feel. Good things. The perfume is more riesling 101, a mesh of citrus, green apple, honeysuckle flowers and barely there blackcurrant notes. It’s nice too. Indeed, this is a wonderfully drinkable, classy rendition of the variety, pitch perfect in its friendliness with a little extra going on." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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