Leeuwin Estate Margaret River Riesling 1999

Riesling from Margaret River, Australia

$15.99
Item No. 30211
  • white wine
  • W&S90
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

Color is medium straw with green tinges. At this stage the wine shows strong floral aromas reminiscent of orange blossoms with hints of apricot. The later picking resulted in a more full flavored palate than normal but is dry and well balanced with a clean acid finish. Served chilled it is an ideal accompaniment to seafood and salads.

Alcohol: 12.5% by volume

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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...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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