Thomson Estate, W&J Clare Valley Riesling
W&J Clare Valley Riesling
1838 was the year Walter Thomson, with wife Jane, arrived in Australia and established a winemaking tradition. Faithful to his approach, our estate grown parcels are carefully tended by our vignerons to create wines of great intensity.
Set in the northern range of the cool and picturesque Clare Valley, the high altitude of provides finesse and delicate power to our mature vines.
VARIETY 100% Riesling
REGION 100% Clare Valley, South Australia
ALCOHOL 11.0% CELLARING 8 years
TITRATABLE ACIDITY 5.99 g/L
Grown in our Clare Valley estate vineyards, and selected from our 1.8 hectares of Riesling plantings. The elegance of the fruit in its natural state is protected and nurtured through minimal intervention in the winery. The Clare Valley is renowned for Riesling as a variety as the combination of high altitude of 400m and continental climate with cool to cold nights and warm days creates a regional expression of balanced minerality and finesse.
Fresh citrus blossom with lemon zest and subtle wet slate.
A wine of purity made in a limited quantity. Intense lime flavours with a fine mineral structure is vibrant, finishing crisp. Drink now to enjoy its youth or cellar for the rewards aged Riesling provides. Riesling is an ideal wine with food and pairs well with Spicy Asian foods or delicate seafood. The crisp acidity will match to spice, sweetness or oils without overpowering the subtleties of mildly flavoured dishes.
2013 Thomson Estate Clare Valley Riesling Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2014