2020 Three Lions Riesling
Pale Straw colouring, with waxy citrus leaf, citrus blossom and a freshly squeezed grapefruit juice aromatic. On the palate is a pure and focused dry style of Riesling, displaying citrus and grapefruit initially with subtly spiced pear and an almost oily richness, providing depth and racy acidity driving the palate length.
Vintage 2020 - a little bit different from the norm.
The 2020 Australian summer was the hottest on record. All Australian wine regions were effected, some greater than others. The Mount Barker region was no exception with significant temperature variations against the long term average. This advanced vine development, condensing the growing season and forwarding the commencement of vintage to be 4 weeks early than the norm.
The hot day time temperatures reduced berry expansion, producing fruit with depth of flavour and colour intensity. This vintage was strong in quality although perhaps not a reflection of the regional terroir. The nights were warm, increasing the overall heat acumination, resulting in bigger more rounded Shiraz and Chardonnay wines. But still retaining the elegance you would expect from one of Australia’s premium wine regions.