Tim Adams Skilly Ridge Riesling 2019


The Skilly Ridge vineyard in the Clare Valley was planted back in 1994 and so impressed Tim Adams that he eventually purchased it and made the estate his home. The fruit from the vineyard has also impressed sufficiently to be bottled as an individual release.

The team used only free-run juice, which was fermented for two weeks at 12 to 14°C with neutral yeast, then a gentle fining and a single filtration. And three cheers for a riesling which sits at just 10.5% alcohol.  The colour is a lovely limpid pale yellow/gold. Classic Clare Valley nose. Limes and an array of other citrus notes. Gentle florals. There is an underlying wet stone character and very good acidity here. It really has good length and balance. There is a hint of chalk and talc towards the finish. This is a wine which should age extremely well and improve, going on to even greater heights. A beautiful wine. 

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