Wynns Coonawarra Estate Riesling 2003
Nose: The bouquet is rich and full with varietal Riesling aromas dominating. Lifted grapefruit blossom aromas are complexed by hints of honeysuckle and mandarin. Fresh and enticing.
Palate: Wynns Coonawarra Estate Riesling displays an intensely fruity palate with soft citrus flavours. Good acidity maintains the flavours resulting in a long and lingering finish.
Serving and Cellaring: Ready to drink and enjoy now while young and fresh or may be cellared until 2005 under ideal conditions. Perfectly suited to seafood and salad dishes.
Winemaker Sue Hodder grew up in the "red center" – Australia's outback. The red soil of Coonawarra is now her home. After graduating from Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1984, Sue started in the viticultural side of the wine industry as a Grower Liaison Officer. Making detailed assessments of vines through the year, tasting and analyzing maturing fruit and following up on the resulting wines gave Sue an appreciation of the importance of the vineyard in quality wine production. Sue then made what she considers to be a logical step into winemaking. She started at Wynns Coonawarra Estate in 1993, fell in love with the winemaking region and has remained. In 1998, she became Chief Winemaker.