2019 Mitchelton Blackwood Park Riesling
Most Awarded Wine Since 1978.
The 2019 Blackwood Park Riesling shows a delicate, pale straw hue with green hints in the glass. Pure and intense aromatics of Kaffir lime leaf and lemon blossom, honeysuckle and wet slate. Fine and fragrant with a steely acidity that drives the palate while flavours of lime and lemon rind and classic minerality holds everything in place for a long finish.
The Mitchelton approach to Riesling centres upon careful monitoring of flavour and acid in the vineyard, and consequent timing of harvest to ensure optimum balance and intensity of flavour. Picking of the grapes occurs in the early hours of the morning in the midst of the regions typically cool nights. Once in the winery, the juice is chilled and blanketed with an inert gas cover to protect and preserve the fragile aromas and flavours that are so vulnerable once the skin is broken. Upon clarification, the juice is inoculated with a selected aromatic yeast strain that ensures an even, cold ferment over a period of 28 days. Post fermentation the individual parcels are stabilised, blended and filtered to create a true expression of the variety, vineyard and region.
90 points, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion