Pale straw in colour with gold-green hues. Attractive fragrant aromas of apple, kaffir lime and passionfruit seed with mineral notes of crushed rocks and hints of gooseberry. Concentrated, driving flavours of lime, apple, lemon and passionfruit are perfectly balanced between layers of slate minerality and grapefruit acidity, with incredible length and purity.
Ultra pale colour, the wine explodes in the mouth with the intensity of its citrussy, minerally flavours. The finish leaves the mouth with a sorbet-like aftertaste.
Extremely heavy winter rainfall and ferocious spring winds and hail set up one of the most challenging vintages we have ever experienced at Lenswood. Flowering was late, occurring in December rather than November, in rare calm and sunny weather which set us up for good yields. The conditions post-Christmas were characterised by elevated evening temperatures, heavy rain every four days, foggy mornings and low day time temperatures. Harvest started in March; three weeks later than usual. By Easter, all Adelaide Hills whites and our pinot noir were safely in the winery, and in excellent condition despite 760mm falling during the growing season. This was a vintage saved in the vineyard by the outstanding work of the Adelaide Hills viticultural team under extremely trying conditions, with results that exceeded expectations. The Lenswood vineyard continues to show enormous resilience, and the soil health no doubt plays an important role in the beautiful wines created in 2017.
"This fresh, restrained riesling seems to be developing slowly and is superbly taut and ultra-refined. There’s a multiplicity of floral aromas and great harmony; the palate flavour is delicate, intense and long-lasting."
“Ultra pale colour, the wine explodes in the mouth with the intensity of its citrussy, minerally flavours. The finish leaves the mouth with a sorbet-like aftertaste.”
“Adelaide Hills riesling, grown organically/biodynamically on a steep west-facing slope. It’s called Green’s Hill because it overlooks the historic (circa 1893) Green family apple orchard. Powerhouse aromatics. Lime trees in bloom. Lime juice, crisp green apples, traces of florals, fennel, passionfruit. Boom. As cool and controlled and it is buoyant and alive. Riesling as an essential oil. Bone dry finish.”