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2011 Mort's Reserve Watervale Riesling - Aged Release


This Mort’s Reserve has been held back for further bottle age and is now drinking perfectly. The 2011 has an impressive list of awards and is now further aged for a wonderful drinking experience.

Released as our finest Riesling cuveé of the vintage, the Mort’s Reserve was chosen from a single block on our famed Mort’s Block vineyard. Planted in 1970, it’s red loamy topsoil over the much deeper limestone base and east – west orientated rows are the perfect ingredients from which to craft this wine.

  • Winemaking

    The 2011 vintage was one of the most challenging we have seen at Kilikanoon in our short history. Extremely cool ripening conditions over summer and until the end of the harvest period, coupled with intermittent rain throughout, created intense pressures and yield reductions. However, the protracted cool conditions allowed for one of the most intensely fl avoured and delicate Mort’s Reserve Rieslings to be released in a decade.

    Watervale soils are typified by fertile red brown loams overlying limestone sub layers; soil profiles that lend themselves to growing Riesling of exceptional distinction and character. All fruit was hand harvested during late February and early March, typically yielding around the 5.0 – 6.0 tonnes per hectare.

    Showcasing the most distinguished of Kilikanoon’s terroir, Mort’s Reserve Riesling is a symphony of texture and complexity. We use only hand harvested fruit and free run juice, before a long and cool ferment; crafting the unequivocal essence of Kilikanoon.

    Appearance

    Brilliant in Clarity, almost transparent in colour with subtle green tints.

    Nose

    Best described as intensely floral, citrus lime and lemon scented, overtly varietal yet sensually restrained.

    Palate

    Full Flavoured yet delicate and precise, the palate is all fresh lime juice and lemon zest, beautifully balanced and enhanced by its piercing natural acidity.

  • International Wine and Spirits Competition, UK

    • Gold Medal
    • 2017

    Jeremy Oliver Australian Wine Annual, AU

    • 94 Points
    • 2012

    Clare Valley Wine Show, AU, Class 14, Riesling, 2011 Vintage

    • Gold Medal
    • 2012

    Canberra International Riesling Challenge

    • 94 Points, Gold Medal
    • 2012

    International Wine & Spirits Competition, UK

    • Outstanding Silver
    • 2012

    Sommelier Challenge

    • Overall Best Riesling
    • 2012

    James Halliday Wine Companion 2013

    • 95 Points
    • 2012

    Wine Spectator Semi-Annual Report, July, USA

    • 91 Points
    • 2012

    Josh Raynolds for Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, July

    • 91 Points
    • 2012

    Wine Spectator, June, USA

    • 91 Points
    • 2012

    Clare Wine Show

    • Best Current Vintage Wine
    • 2011

    Clare Wine Show Best Current Vintage Riesling

    • Mick Knappstein Trophy
    • 2011
    • ALC/VOL: 12.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Riesling
    • Cellaring: Easily rewarding over 20 years if carefully cellared



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