Grosset ‘Polish Hill’ Riesling
The eight hectare Polish Hill vineyard is at 460 metres altitude and just five kilometres from Springvale as the crow flies (but eleven kilometres by car). The infertile, shaley soil is slightly acidic and its topsoil has a clay and shale crust. The vines have to work harder than those at Springvale and so produce smaller distinctly flavoured and concentrated berries.
Certified organic, Grosset’s Polish Hill is arguably Australia’s greatest Riesling. Brilliant very pale straw almost water like colour with a distinctive greenish tinge around the edges and a watery hue. Powerful lime and citrus aromas dominate the nose with hints of orange rind, wet steel, talc and flinty mineral following on. Intensely concentrated yet taut and tightly coiled, punchy flavours of lime and citrus are wrapped up in a steely, mineral infused framework. Elements of crunchy green apple are also present. Bone dry, slatey finish with crisp, mouth tingling acidity. Superb length with a long lime, citrus, green apple, wet steel and slatey mineral aftertaste.
Ray Jordan (The West Australian): 97Pts; Huon Hooke (The Real Review): 96Pts, Wine Enthusiast: 96Pts – Certified Organic
Listed amongst the Langton’s Top 22 ‘Exceptional’ Wines of Australia
Grosset Wines is an independently owned winery producing eight highly regarded premium wines each vintage. Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn in South Australia’s Clare Valley. Jeffrey Grosset is one of Australia’s most significant winemakers. There are four estate-owned vineyards; each is located in higher altitude country just north of the winery; each is certified organic and all fruit is hand-picked and processed through the organically certified winery at Auburn.
The fame of Clare Valley Riesling is hinged on his vision splendid. As one of the leading proponents of screw cap closures, his wines have hugely benefited from this technology. Alongside his flagship Rieslings, Grosset also produces several other compelling wines including Semillon, Chardonnay and a Cabernet blend named Gaia.
Riesling & blends