Crawford River wines are crafted exclusively from hand-picked and selected fruit grown at our estate vineyard, whereupon they are vinified and bottled on site. The fruit is brought to the winery in small parcels, where meticulous attention is paid to detail. Patience and time are of the essence in our winery.
After 12 years of making this wine, we continue to see a structural and textural difference between our older vines and the younger block (planted 2000) and so we continue to make the ‘young vines riesling’, now identifiable to so many of our clients. 2016 was a larger vintage after 2 very small crops however with no less flavour intensity. So we are thrilled to release this wine for Summer drinking.
Delicate citrus flowers and lime zest lead this youthful wine. Only at the beginning of a long life, it shows fresh white stone fruit and chalky texture on the rounded palate. Clean, taut acidity balance the wine and contribute to its very good persistence.
“Puff of smoke, wet slate, cool steel, squeeze of lime, rasp of ginger, snapped lemongrass – beautiful bouquet. Bitter lemon and tonic to taste. Zesty tug of acidity drags long through the juicy palate, finishes with a mouthwatering slightly herbal twist. Feels jolted alive with zinging mineral character, so thirst crushing and yet elegant and driven. It’s superb riesling.” – 95 Points Mike Bennie