Jasper Hill: Georgia's Paddock Riesling 2017

This spectacular, aromatic Riesling from Jasper Hill exhibits classic kerosene scents and a zesty, whistle-clean, lime-licked palate underscored by a racy acidity.
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Tasting Notes
Although internationally renowned for its red wines Jasper Hill's white wines also merit serious attention. The Georgia's Paddock Riesling makes a terrific foil for spicy Asiatic dishes and gains complexity with bottle age.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Australia, Victoria
Grape Variety (Cépage) Riesling
Organic Organic
Vintage 2015
Cellarage From release to 15+ years.
Vinification Three hectares of organically (dry) grown grapes are hand harvested prior to fermentation (by natural yeast) and racking into oak barrels.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 12

Jasper Hill (Ron & Elva Laughton)

In 1975, former food scientist Ron Laughton and his wife Elva created their Jasper Hill estate in Heathcote, Victoria (70 miles north of Melbourne), drawn by the region’s distinctive geology, namely an iron-rich seam of Cambrian clay on which the vineyards are strategically located. Today the Laughton’s world-renowned, bio-dynamically farmed, 20-hectare estate is widely regarded as being some of the finest terroir in Australia.

Jasper Hill produces six wines from three individual vineyards. While the single estate 'Emily’s Paddock' Shiraz / Cabernet Franc and 'Georgia’s Paddock' Shiraz (first vintage 1982) are the best known wines, Jasper Hill also makes a 'Georgia’s Paddock' Semillon, 'Georgia’s Paddock' Riesling (first vintage 1984) and 'Georgia’s Paddock' Nebbiolo. Cornella Grenache is a recent addition to the Jasper Hill portfolio.

Ron and Elva are today assisted by their daughter, Emily, who makes the 'Occam’s Razor' Shiraz in her own right, and the family are also involved in a joint venture with fellow organic enthusiast Michel Chapoutier, which yields the ‘La Pleiade’ Shiraz.

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Jasper Hill: Georgia's Paddock Riesling - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review

Meirion Williams reviews the Jasper Hill Riesling, a wine with great freshness and minerality from Ron Laughton's famous Heathcote estate.

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