Straw like in appearance with a green tinge.
The nose has a perfumed lift of white flowers, lime blossom and musk.
The palate is full-flavoured with pronounced fruit weight and texture. Flavours of Tahitian lime zest and pith prevail, with hints of citrus spice and succulent, juicy acidity emerging thereafter. Structurally, this wine has impressive length, a lively natural acid backbone and a mouth-wateringly powerful finish.
Information on Skillogalee Wines
A family-owned and operated winery located in the heart of the Clare Valley in South Australia, Skillogalee is known for the exceptional quality of their red and white wines and is widely recognised as one of the region’s top estates. They also lead the way in responsible farming, having practised sustainable methodologies in the vineyard and the winery for many years. The original Skillogalee vineyards were planted in the early 1970’s on stony soils and steep, eastern-facing slopes at almost 500 metres above sea level.
The first wines were released in 1976 and quickly gained acclaim: the 1978 Dry Riesling won major trophies at the Adelaide Wine Show and the National Wine Show, putting Skillogalee firmly on the Australian winemaking map. Aware of the exceptional quality of the vineyards and their potential to produce world-class wines, current owners David and Diana Palmer acquired the property in 1989. In 2002 they purchased next-door neighbour Waninga Vineyards, with 30 hectares of 30-year-old vines, bringing the size of the estate to 60 hectares.
While production increased, the Palmers have taken great care to maintain the quality and characteristic style of the wines. Deciding to avoid the bureaucracy of organic or biodynamic certification does not stop a producer from holding soil health and sustainability as a top priority, and this is the case at Skillogalee. Every effort is taken to ensure the best quality grapes are harvested each year, the vines are hand-pruned, and the fruit is mainly hand-picked, with yields kept extremely low. All wines are produced exclusively from estate-owned vineyards.
"Grown on the highest slops of the Skillogalee vineyard – at around 500 metres above sea level. Rich, flavoursome style. Beautiful for drinking, particularly in its youth. Lime, spice, a whisper of tropical fruit, a reasonable amount of texture too. It all swings nicely through the palate, no problems at all."
90 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, August 2018
Alan's Personal Tasting Notes
"This is yummy! Pretty full flavoured - lots of lime and tropical fruit, with a bit of honey and a touch of spice with a searing fresh acidity. Rich, long & complex - a complete wine with no rough edges or indiscretions. Well worth the sub £20 price point." February 2023
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