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Petaluma Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2012

Riesling from Clare Valley, Australia
  • JH96
  • W&S93
  • WE91
  • WS91
13% ABV
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  • WS91
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Winemaker Notes

This Riesling is a full dry style, with lovely delicate floral aromatics and a hint of tropical fruit. Lemon-lime blossom on the nose flows onto the palate, showing trademark citrus flavours with a hint of spice. The natural high acidity gives wonderful lift on the finish.

Critical Acclaim

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JH 96
Australian Wine Companion
Bright straw-green; a distinguished riesling with a long pedigree courtesy of fully mature estate vines; the lemon blossom fragrance of the bouquet leads into a mouthwatering palate where the initial impact is of lime and lemon fruit before a burst of minerally acidity takes hold, but releases its grip on the aftertaste allowing the fruit the last say.
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits
Located in the northeastern hills above Clare, Petaluma’s riesling vineyard was planted in 1968 at an altitude between 1,300 and 1,650 feet. Those old vines, growing in red loam over slate, produced a wine with layers of flavor and abundant fruit in 2012. The scents range from lime to orange, with floral highlights. The flavors are riper, hinting at tropical fruits, cinched by a mineral acidity that seems colored by the slate. Best to either enjoy this immediately, or cellar it eight to ten years. A classic from Clare.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
This is floral on the nose, offering up hints of talcum powder and restrained fruit. Yet the apple, cinnamon and lime flavors bust out on the palate before ending in a long, potent, citrusy finish. Drink now or hold up to 10 years.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Crisp and lively, this delivers a tart mouthful of pear, peach and lime flavors that keep zinging on the dry finish. Best from 2015 through 2025.
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Petaluma, Clare Valley, Australia
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Petaluma, founded by world-famous winemaker Brian Croser, is widely regarded as Australia's pre-eminent small winery. Petaluma wines are made in various vineyard sites, each selected for specific characteristics.

Clare Valley

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The Clare Valley is actually a series of narrow north to south valleys, each with different soil types and slightly different weather patterns along their stretch. In the southern heartland between Watervale and Auburn, there is mainly a crumbled, red, clay loam soil called terra-rossa and cool breezes come in from Gulf St. Vincent. A few miles north in Polish Hill is soft, red loam over clay and is influenced by westerlies blowing in from the Spencer Gulf.

The differences in soil, elevation, degree of slope and weather influences enable the region to produce some of Australia’s finest aromatic, spicy and lime-pithy Rieslings, as well as excellent Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec with ripe plummy fruit, good acid and big structure.

Clare Valley is an isolated farming country with a continental climate known for its warm and sunny days, followed by cool nights—perfect for wine grapes’ development of sugar and phenolic ripeness in conjunction with notable acidity levels.

Riesling

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A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining easily identifiable typicity. This versatile grape can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling, and can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Riesling is best known in Germany and Alsace, and is also of great importance in Austria. The variety has also been particularly successful in Australia’s Clare and Eden Valleys, New Zealand, Oregon, Washington, cooler regions of California, and the Finger Lakes in New York.

In the Glass

Riesling is low in alcohol, with high acidity, steely minerality, and stone fruit, spice, citrus, and floral notes. At its ripest it leans towards juicy peach and nectarine, and pineapple, while in cooler climes it is more redolent of meyer lemon, lime, and green apple. With age, Riesling can become truly revelatory, developing unique, complex aromatics, often with a hint of gasoline.

Perfect Pairings

Riesling is very versatile, enjoying the company of sweet-fleshed fish like sole, most Asian food, especially Thai and Vietnamese (bottlings with some residual sugar and low alcohol are the perfect companions for dishes with substantial spice), and freshly shucked oysters. Sweeter styles work well with fruit-based desserts.

Sommelier Secret

It can be difficult to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling, and German labeling laws do not make things any easier. Look for the world “trocken” to indicate a dry wine, or “halbtrocken” or “feinherb” for off-dry. Some producers will include a helpful sweetness scale on the back label—happily, a growing trend.

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