2017 Skillogalee Riesling

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2017 Skillogalee Riesling
2017 Skillogalee Riesling
2017 Skillogalee Riesling
2017 Skillogalee Riesling
2017 Skillogalee Riesling
2017 Skillogalee Riesling

Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant water like colour with greenish tinged edges.

Nose

Intense lime, citrus and distinctive talc aromas bound from the glass with notions of orange rind and a chalky minerality also evident.

Palate

The palate is a superb concentrate of lemon and lime flavours which dominate over infusions of orange rind, talc and chalky minerality. Dry crunchy acid finish. Outstanding power with a long lime, citrus, orange rind, talc and mineral aftertaste. The hits just keep coming from the outstanding 2017 vintage.

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.

    Specifications

    Year 2017
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Riesling
    Country Australia
    Alcohol content
    12.7% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.5 units
    Type White Wine
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Cellaring Drink now with fish, seafood or white meat dishes, or cellar for up to 2025
    Features Vegan and Vegetarian
    Origin Clare Valley
    Appellation South Australia