2021 Atlas Wines 172 Watervale Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

An atypical Clare Riesling here, fully textured, and packed full of fruit.


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About This Wine

This single-vineyard Riesling from the Watervale sub-region of the Clare Valley, is the prestige release from Atlas. Produced from an exceptional site, this wine is certainly following its own path.

Quite clear in the glass, yet don’t let that deceive you. As it opens up the aromas and flavours unfurl before you, lovely sweet citrus character alongside a honeyed note provide a full-flavour experience. The texture is chalky, and chewy with great weight.

Very expressive right now, however, like all good Clare Riesling, there’s lots of cellar potential. Quite the steal for under $30, if you ask us.

About Atlas Wines

Inspired into the wine game by the taste of a 1965 Lindemans Hunter River Burgundy, winemaker Adam Barton’s path took him around Australia, and the globe, on his journey to the Clare Valley.

Alongside partner Amy Lane, a South Australian native, they founded Atlas wines in 2007, purchasing their first vineyard on the eastern slopes of the Clare.

With a great respect for the unique characters of the sites they work with, Adam and Amy aim to showcase the unique terroir of their grapes through their wines.

Adam Barton & Sons
Adam Barton & Sons
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Made with fruit hand-picked from old dry-grown vines in the Watervale subregion of the Clare Valley, this single-vineyard wine has been carefully handled and is delicately expressive of its site. It is of incredible provenance and represents the pinnacle of our Riesling production.

The fruit was harvested, chilled and gently pressed in reductive conditions, and the free-run juice was allowed to settle at low temperatures before being racked and fermented using cultured yeasts. It was fermented to complete dryness then stabilised, filtered and bottled immediately to capture the natural freshness and fruit characteristics of the vineyard, and has been allowed to rest in the bottle prior to release.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Atlas estate vineyard
Atlas estate vineyard
Clare Valley, SA

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