2021 Yellow Label Hanlin Hill Riesling
2022 Vintage Release
Our flagship Yellow Label wines showcase the distinctiveness of distinguished sites in the Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills and Coonawarra. These wines can be enjoyed upon release but will also reward those with enough patience to cellar them carefully to enjoy with generous bottle age.
Planted in 1968, the Hanlin Hill vineyard is a unique site that follows the natural contours of the Clare Valley landscape. The slate geology, sandy loam soils and Mediterranean climate are perfect for producing the highest quality Rieslings characterised with a backbone of high natural acidity and the intense lime flavours distinctive of Petaluma Riesling.
NOSE: Citrus peel and sweet white fruits, with undertones of grapefruit and citrus blossom.
PALATE: Lemon zest, jasmine and cherry blossom with powerful fruit intensity and drive finishing with fine acidity and beautiful perfume. 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 more years.
WINEMAKING NOTES: The grapes were handpicked and upon reaching the winery the fruit was chilled overnight before being lightly whole bunch pressed. The juice was held cold to settle, racked and then the partially clarified juice inoculated with two selected yeast strains to undergo a cool fermentation in stainless steel lasting up to five weeks. Approached sugar dryness the wine was chilled and allowed to settle for a week prior to racking followed by blending and filtration. The wine was bottled in the Spring of 2021.
Rated 98 points by Andrew Caillard (MW).