Mr Killerman, as a young Mort Mitchell called him, lived alone in a humble tin shed in the hills behind the Kilikanoon Cellar Door. Entirely self-sufficient, he grew his own fruit and vegetables and roamed the valley for his meals with rabbits being his favourite gourmet treat.
Mort grew to know and respect this man of the bush, learning the secrets of the land and how to become one with the environment. The Killerman's Run range of approachable wines showcases the distinguished and varied terroir of the Clare Valley and the Kilikanoon philosophy of uncompromised quality and consistency.
Our Killerman's Run Riesling has been crafted through careful fruit selection, traditional winemaking techniques, sixteen months maturation in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and bottling unfiltered to fully enhance the wines character and appeal.
The 2015 was overall an excellent vintage. A very dry spring was broken by soaking rains in early January that put the vintage back on track. Cool conditions for the most part of February finished things off well allowing the Riesling parcels to all retain vibrant fruit freshness and racy natural acidities.
Pale straw in colour with youthful green tints and a brilliant clarity.
Concentrated notes of grapefruit, apple blossom and limes unfurl on the nose.
Initial lime juice, zippy acidity and green apples boldly combine on the palate, nicely supported with a hint of naturally retained sweetness to further complete its lingering finish.