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The Courtesan Riesling is made from low yielding vines in Watervale, Clare valley. A fresh elegant style of Riesling with mouthwatering lime, elderflower and grapefruit and lovely weight in the mouth.
The fruit is sourced from Justin Ardill’s easterly facing vineyard situated in the famed Watervale sub-region of the Clare Valley. The vines are grown on their own roots in a soil consisting of red clay over limestone. Yields at just 2 tons per acre are very low which ensures high quality, concentrated fruit.
Vinification, as one might expect with good fruit, is very simple. The grapes are picked in the cool of the morning and rapidly transported to the winery where they are lightly crushed and sent to press. For the Courtesan, we retain only the purest, free-run juice. The wine is fermented at a cool temperature in stainless steel to retain fruit profile and the finished wine is aged on its lees for 2-3 months before bottling.
Region: Clare Valley