2018 wines by KT Melva Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

A powerful expression of Clare Valley Riesling from Kerri Thompson.



About The Wine

Kerri Thompson's Wines by KT project is beautiful in its simplicity.

The range focuses on four varieties grown on two sustainably farmed vineyards in the Clare Valley. The wines tell the story of her relationship with the growers and with the land in this nook of Australia she calls home. It's a story told with focus and precision. The wines are wildly expressive and of exceptional quality; one of the Clare Valley's most interesting operations, to be sure.

The Melva Riesling is an homage to Kerri's Grandmother. It carries the faintest hint of sweetness (5g/rs) and fermented wild in old oak barrels for maximum palate tension and weight. It's a joyous wine infused with layers from clever winemaking.

It's the signature variety of a region expressed with a little panache. And it's just glorious to drink.

Kerri Thompson in the vineyard
Kerri Thompson in the vineyard
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Wines by KT are small, lovingly cared for parcels of fruit that have traditional techniques used in their creation. I’m passionate about the township of Watervale 5452 and am working with dry grown, sustainably farmed vineyards in the area. With gentle care from grapegrower to winemaker, working with organic principles, it’s my intention to produce wines with drinkability and personality.

Named after my Grandma, Melva is my wild fermented Riesling and is inspired by the exotic off dry wine styles of the world. With aromatic floral spice of blossom and quince, the palate is slippery and luscious.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 11%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

A smiling KT
A smiling KT
Clare Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Super perfume. Flowers, mandarin, lime. Flint and river stones washed in the rain. The palate is rich and carries a slight tug of grip yet the fruit at the centre is pristine. Hint of r/s but that lends more mouthfeel than overt sweetness. Plenty of work. Loads of charisma. Wicked drinking. - Different Drop Wine Team

The Wine Front

"This has a bit of weight to it, as well as softness, but the flavour is delivered and the fine chalky texture and length is top shelf. Apple and lime, almost savoury in the aftertaste. Like this very much. Good now, too." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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