2020 Hanlin Hill Riesling
The Clare Valley vineyards experienced a very warm and dry start to the growing season in 2019. These arduous conditions stressed the old Riesling vines due to limited water availability. Thankfully a mild start to the New Year followed by a soaking rain in early February rejuvenated the vines, allowing them to ripen under moderate autumn conditions which are critical for the flavour development and acid retention.
A delicate and fragrant wine full of citrus blossom and lifted notes of spice.
Bright and lifted with concentrated lime and guava on the palate with a subtle hint of bath salts. A lightly weighted wine with a lovely crisp, dry acidity that imparts a backbone to the wine for which it is renowned. A wine to enjoy now in its youth, but as with all Petaluma Rieslings, it will be worth the wait to watch it develop in bottle for many years to come.