"Grown on a challenging yellowy, red-rock terroir in Watervale, the 2012 Alea Riesling shows a very pretty citrus, honey and floral nose with under-ripe pineapple and green apple nuances. With 16 grams per liter of residual sugar, the wine seems very dry, very refreshing and harmonious while showing some mineral notes on the long finish." - Parker
|Wine maker notes
|Harvested from an estate-owned vineyard dedicated to this distinctive style, this wine has just a touch of sweetness, despite being officially rated ‘dry’ in international terms. Spicy aromas of herb, lavender and lemon blossom, it is fresh and tangy with a taut, crisp finish.
|Grosset Wines is an independently owned winery producing seven highly regarded premium wines each vintage.
Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.
While in its fourth decade, annual production is capped at 11,000 cases (dozens), predominantly produced from twenty two hectares of estate vineyards. Remaining small and focused has allowed Grosset to preserve the character and individuality of the wines, developing a significant international profile by producing wines deemed consistently outstanding, benchmarks in their class.
Jeffrey Grosset, owner and founder, has always been an innovator, challenging tradition and questioning accepted practices.
He campaigned to institute the legal integrity of the riesling grape in Australia, was a leading proponent for the introduction of screwcap closures and privately funded research into the subject.
Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit.
The organically managed vineyards are hand tended, and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness. The winemaking process is gentle and uncomplicated.
With dedication, discipline and the application of knowledge garnered through decades of experience, the result is the finest expression of variety and place.