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2015 Green’s Hill

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$35.00

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Region
Adelaide Hills
Description

Pale gold with lime-green hues. Fragrant aromas of grapefruit and lemon grass with slatey mineral notes and perfumed citrus blossom florals. The concentrated palate shows layers of ripe citrus fruit, spice and lifted floral notes, with pure and tightly wound acidity that is beautifully structured for a long, fine, dry finish.

A totally delicious wine, enough to win the hearts and minds of the most ardent supporters of...wines made of pinot gris or sauvignon blanc.

James Halliday, Halliday 2017 Wine Companion
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Product Information

Vintage
2015
Grape varieties
  • 100% Riesling
Technical Details
Alcohol
12.5%
pH
3
Acidity
6.7g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
6-11 March
Maturation
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters.
Background
Fifth-generation winemakers Stephen and Prue Henschke established their Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills in 1981. At 550m, the Lenswood vineyards offer not only magnificent views over the traditional vine country but also higher rainfall and humidity at the right time of the year, cooler temperatures to retain high natural acidity, and still enough sunshine to fully ripen the grapes. The riesling vineyard is planted on a perfect west facing slope on loam soil containing shale fragments. It was so named as it overlooks the apple orchards operated by the Green family since 1893.
Serving Temperature
11°C
Cellaring potential
Exceptional vintage, 20+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

A traditionally wet winter, mild spring and excellent fruit set provided a great start to the 2015 vintage after four vintages with below average yields. Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with no disease, resulting in fruit with higher natural acidity, and incredible flavour and colour concentration. A dry, warm and windy start to January, however, resulted in one of the worst bushfires in the Adelaide Hills in living memory, though well away from our Lenswood vineyards. By the end of the first week, relief came with 60-75mm of rain and a record-breaking coolest January in 11 years. With the onset of veraison at the end of January, the rain was perfectly timed for the old dry-grown vineyards, and the mild weather that followed from February through to April provided for a fairytale vintage. Most of our white varieties were in before Easter, moving on to the Adelaide Hills red varieties soon after, and eventually winding down at the end of April as the rain and cooler temperatures set in. The 2015 vintage has provided classic Adelaide Hills expressions of riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir that show extraordinary flavour, purity of fruit and acid balance with the potential for excellent ageing.

Awards

Title
Bronze Medal
Year
2015
Event
Adelaide Hills Regional Wine Show

Reviews

James Halliday Halliday 2017 Wine Companion

August, 2016

“A totally delicious wine, enough to win the hearts and minds of the most ardent supporters of those far inferior wines made of pinot gris or sauvignon blanc. The flavours fill the mouth with an exultant display of all things citrus, the finish polished and freshened by the effortless natural acidity.”

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Ray Jordan Weekend West

November, 2015

"From the Lenswood Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills and, in my tasting, only a whisker behind the Julius. A stunning wine of purity and clean minerally lines. A feature is the length on the palate, which is sustained by a balanced and delicately crisp acidity. Tart grapefruit and slatey characters add to the complexity. Will age for many years."

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Mike Bennie Wine Front

October, 2015

"Great rieslings come from Henschke. This is no doubt. Faint citrussy whiffs with a touch of ginger, kaffir lime, tonic water. Attractive, ‘very riesling’ entry. Crisp, clean, tightly wound, imbued with delicate acidity and an ultra refreshing feel. Touches into green apple but sets itself off with citrus and slate-like mineral feel. A wine for acid hounds, but lovers of energetic, driving riesling."

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NICK STOCK JAMESSUCKLING.COM

October, 2015

"A bright and flint-flecked riesling with green apple and citrus in the lemon spectrum driving the nose, some bath powdery perfume too; this has a terrific sense of vitality and freshness fuelled by the excellent 2015 vintage. The palate has a strong core of punchy acidity with crisp green apple flavor at the core, chalky taut finish, super dry."