Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling 2020
- Clare Valley
Petaluma needs no introduction. They’re simply icons of the South Australian wine scene. And we’d be insulting your intelligence if we explained why Clare Valley riesling is so damn good. So let’s just jump straight into the wine, one that Huon Hooke declared the best Clare rizza he tasted from the 2020 vintage. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented, rested, filtered and bottled. Very straightforward with no need to get too clever. The fruit speaks for itself. Drop your nose into the glass and immediately experience citrus blossoms and spice. Have a sip and you’ll note lime, guava and a touch of salinity. The acid carries it all of course and this one will age well for at least a decade. Why settle for less than the best?
“Light straw-yellow colour, with a superbly fragrant aroma of dried wildflowers; beautifully fresh, clean and effusive. The palate follows on from this promising start: it's very fine and intense, clean and crisp, with purity of fruit and length of finish. The aftertaste is very dry and resonates long and firm. Various shades of lemon and other citrus, with lemon juice and pith predominating. A superb young riesling.”
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Riesling lovers need look no further. If there was ever a shrine to the rizza gods then it would be in the Clare. But go beyond the pristine, dry and steely whites that made the region world famous, and you’ll find some special reds worthy of attention. Shiraz and cabernet are among the frontrunners, with examples from Kilikanoon, Jim Barry, Leasingham, Tim Adams and Skillogalee regularly receiving top marks from Sir Halliday. There’s also some pretty smart grenache, cabernet franc and cabernet malbec coming out of the region too. So if you’re into plummy, well structured red wine styles, then you’ll find rich pickings here.