2019 Green's Hill
Pale green-gold in colour. Fragrant, floral aromas of citrus blossom, lemon zest and lime leaf with hints of almond blossom and stone-fruit. Vibrant citrus and delicate passionfruit husk and white peach flavours are supported by a beautiful line of minerality and textural acidity for an elegant and lush finish.
- Grape variety breakdown
- Technical Details
- Alcohol: 12% | pH:
| Volume: 750mls
- Harvest Date
6 – 7 March
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters.
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.
- Cellaring potential
Exceptional Vintage, 25+ years (from vintage).
- Serving Temperature
Vintage 2019 provided generally good growing conditions for the Adelaide Hills, with three notable events: the coldest September on record, the wettest November since 2005 and a mini heat wave on the cusp of January/February that the Adelaide Hills rode out extremely well due to good canopy cover. A rapid progression in berry maturation was kickstarted by the Harvest Moon falling right on the spring Equinox, with all varieties ripening at the same time. Hand-harvesting was done in three weeks, bookended by the early sparkling and late red varieties. Yields were down by 20-50 due to ‘hen and chicken’ (berries of different sizes) from the cold, wet period during flowering, however quality was exceedingly good in both white and red varieties as a result of better ripening conditions.