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Rieslingfreak No. 1 Grounds of Grandeurtext
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Rieslingfreak No. 1 Grounds of Grandeur 2017

Clare Valley, South Australia, AustraliaNo. 1 Grounds of Grandeur is proper riesling freak John Hughes' version of a GG, and is only made in exceptional vintages. Only 12 bottles of 2017 are coming to Western Canada, as it's in such limited supply. From a single vineyard grown in Clare Valley's White Hutt, this was harvested and chilled for 48 hours before whole bunch pressing for only the free run juice. This was settled and native fermented in 1500L barrel, where it is held for a year prior to bottling. Finely grippy and textural with lime pith, green apple, pear skin streaking across a juicy, vibrant, taut, saline palate. Savoury and dry, this haunts with a lingering finish.Tasted: 27 December 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 100.00 private wine shops Producer: RieslingfreakDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Riesling