Vanguardist ‘La Petite Vanguard’ Riesling
Riesling ‧ Clare Valley, SA ‧ 2019
From the winemaker:
We’ve always thought of the La Petite Vanguard as being our example of a Bistro style wine – the experimental sibling to Vanguardist. Youthful & vibrant, with great drinkability, countered by layers of complexity from thoughtful use of solids, skin contact, oak, and other vessels.
Churinga vineyard, western side, foudre, a little skin contact, full malolactic fermentation. So don’t expect to taste a ‘normal’ Clare Valley Riesling. More like a skinsy oxidative Italian white, as a point of reference. And don’t serve it too cold either.
Tangerine, honey with ginger, mint, wax, lemon juice, and all manner of complexities that I needn’t really write a shopping list for. It’s skins-y and has grip, a sharp cut of lemon and cider apple acidity through creamy honey flavour, a firm citrus rind punch, and a lemon ginger laced finish of chalky texture, tang, and purpose. It won’t be for everyone, but I really dig it.
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