2019 Corduroy Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

Fragrant, textured Riesling from a thoughtful young gun.


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About the Wine

Drawing on his extensive winemaking experience both overseas and at home, for his own label, Phil LeMessurier now bases himself in the Adelaide Hills.

His philosophy of sourcing great single vineyard plots for Corduroy, takes him to Clare Valley’s Watervale for Riesling.

Fine and perfumed with lime pith and peach notes, a little added weight and texture balances its driving freshness.

About Corduroy

Corduroy was established in 2009 as a small side project for Phil LeMessurier. It's now developed into a well-respected label amongst the great wines from Australia, making exceptional drops out of his beloved Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley.

Having worked vintages in Burgundy, Rhone, California and previously as assistant to Hunter great Andrew Thomas Phil brings balance, thoughtfulness and a deep and committed mastery to his wines.

Brings balance, thoughtfulness and a deep and committed mastery to his wines.


Winemaker Phil LeMessurier
Winemaker Phil LeMessurier
Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

White tea, orange blossom with a textural citrus drive.

Our aim is to create wines with character, complexity and longevity, wines that evolve as you enjoy them with friends.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.40%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

Has plenty of fruit and structure, handling the difficult vintage well. Meyer lemon and white peach have been bolstered by 7 months on lees up to the point of bottling. - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

James Suckling

A beautifully perfumed nose with white flowers and lime blossom, as well as fresh limes and crushed stones. The palate is beautifully fresh and packed with pure lime and mineral flavors. Wow. - Nick Stock (James Suckling)


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Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

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