Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2004
Riesling from Margaret River , Australia
A very well balanced and dry palate, finishing clean and long with lingering sweet citrus fruit, but delicate in structure. Superb drinking now, but with medium ageing potential. An ideal accompaniment to seafood dishes.
Background The Art Series represents Leeuwin's finest wines from each vintage. The fruit for the Art Series is sourced from the oldest vines on the property and undergo rigorous selection process prior to picking. The labels are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.
Leeuwin now has a collection of more than 100 works of art, which adorn the 'Art Series' labels. The famous 'Frogs in Riesling' have featured on the Leeuwin riesling since the earliest vintages in the 1980's. Wine and Spirits Magazine considers this wine to be 'consistently one of the best rieslings from Australia.'
Leeuwin Estate Winery
After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Esate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as a consultant and mentor. The initial vineyards were planted by hand over a five year period from 1975, with the state-of-the-art winery opened in 1978. In 1979, Leeuwin Estate had their first commercial vintage. Today, Leeuwin Estate maintains a team of highly-skilled and dedicated winemakers, under the direction of two generations of the founding family, exporting to over 30 countries. View all Leeuwin Estate WinesLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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