VineMind Clare Valley Riesling 2017Regular price $323.88 Sale price $263.88
Floral characters on the nose such as lavender and daises accompany lime, musk, a hint of salted caramel and a pinch of lavender. Waves of basalt float across the palate. Delicate hints of kiwifruit, quince and crisp fuji apples linger on the palate.
Jen Gardner and Col McBryde are VineMind. It's an interesting tale, on the surface not unlike the swathe of other wineries out there. A family history. Jen's folks bought a vineyard, Jen like every other 10 year old, hated picking grapes. Col got kicked out of home because he got a tattoo, thus needed a job and got said job in a winery. A rather shady number of years of experience followed...
VineMind is a departure from the stoicism of Clare (although we may be responsible for some of that too). In 2013 they started making a few things that challenged them, in 2015 they released something and they're still working intently on it. They work closely with a small group of grape growers (from recent plantings of Vermentino in Watervale to 100 year old Shiraz vines from a vineyard that rhymes with Maberfeldy).This is VineMind. Hopefully it can evoke some thought about wine for you too.Sub Region: Watervale, Clare Valley, South Australia
Winemaking: Hand picked, whole bunch pressed, fermented in concrete, then aged on lees in concrete for 5 months
Alcohol: 13.0 % alc
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