Take It To The Grave Riesling (6pk)
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Region: Clare Valley, South Australia
Grape Variety: Riesling
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: Take it to the Grave is a joint venture between Nicholas Crampton and South Australian winemaker Corey Ryan created to deliver interesting and rewarding wines whilst challenging a few established rules and preconceptions. The Take it to the Grave Cabernet Sauvignon attempts the ultimate challenge of achieving both true Riesling razor like age-worthy structure with breath of flavour and drinkability.
Vineyards: Sourced from mostly older and well-established Riesling vines in the heart of the Clare Valley. Just to the north-west of the township.
Winemaking: Cool harvested to ensure freshness and vibrancy of the bright fruit flavours. The wine was pressed and the finest of the free-run juice was quickly transferred to stainless steel for fermentation and short maturation prior to bottling to ensure the lovely fruit character is protected.
Vintage 2020: 2020 had its challenges with a dry start and only a small portion of rain and with much of the country suffering drought conditions. The warm dry spell continued in December with some extreme hot temperature days recorded. Thankfully due to one of the coolest January’s on record the vines were able to re-address the balance. It was a late ripening year and yields were down but despite the challenges it will be another excellent vintage across South Australia.
Tasting Note: Everything we love about Clare Valley Riesling on display here. Lifted nose of lemon and lime citrus, hints of apple blossom and subtle clove spice with bone dry acidity. A deliciously structured wine in its youth but will also reward with careful cellaring. Perfect with whiting or salt and pepper calamari.