Wakefield Riesling 2008

Riesling from Clare Valley, Australia

Price: $18.99
Item No. 106351
  • W&S93
  • WS91
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Upon release the wine has a pale straw color with subtle green highlights.

The wine first has restrained floral aromas of orange blossom and rose petal and then later strong regional and varietal aromas of lime zest appear.

On release, the wine has a fresh lemon-lime flavoured palate with a crisp acid backbone. The finish has a subtle, pleasing minerally character.

Critical Acclaim

"Focused on citrus-pitch flavors of lime and pink grapefruit, this opens into a blast of minerality with air. It's a muscular riesling, the fruit held in check by potent acidity, a huge wine that needs bottle age to mature toward mellow toastiness and marmalade."
93 Points

"Aromatic and aristocratic, this is dry, steely and mouthwatering in its structure, overflowing with pear, grapefruit, slate and floral flavors that persist on the extensive finish. Drink now through 2018. 448 cases imported."
91 Points

Learn About Wakefield Map ItMap It

Situated in the heart of South Australia's beautiful Clare Valley, Wakefield has become one of Australia's best loved and most trusted wineries. The tale of Wakefield's wine-making goes back a few years - three generations in fact, and all began with Bill Taylor Senior, and his love of a certain Bordeaux wine. Originally wine merchants in Sydney, a passion for wine was all part...

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Learn About Clare Valley

Known for its Rieslings, all in screw cap since the year 2000, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a flavor all their own. The lime flavors and zesty acidity make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pacific rim food (aka, seafood). Notable Facts Since...

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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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PBC9018317_2008

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