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Place

Located right beside the winery, Mort’s Block vineyard provides the core for this wine, with fruit from our Morrison vineyard on the opposite hillside providing additional depth and complexity. 

Vintage Conditions

A dry cool autumn in 2021 lead into good winter rains. Above average spring falls gave way to a very cool, dry summer and autumn 2022. These conditions slowed the ripening of the grapes, resulting in full flavors and good natural acidities while maintaining lower Baume’s (sugar) than previous vintages. Overall, conditions were ideal for the variety making it a rare vintage where quantity is good, and quality exceptional.

Winemaking

Parcels were picked over the course of a week at ideal stages and were loaded directly into the waiting presses at the winery. The bright free run juice was allowed to drain and held separately, prior to gently pressing the grapes. Settled naturally, the clarified juice was allowed to warm and commence fermentation. The ferment was held at low temperatures to retain the soft aromas and fine acid line.

Kilikanoon Wines

2022 Mort's Block Watervale Riesling

2022 Mort's Block Watervale Riesling

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Overview

Since the inaugural release in 1997, Kilikanoon’s first year of production, this wine has been one of our core wines. The Mort’s Block Vineyard was planted 50 years ago in 1973 by its namesake Mort Mitchell, Kilikanoon’s founding winemaker’s father. This wine pays homage to Mort and is a celebration of his hard work and continued dedication to the land and the wines it produces.
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"The Mort’s Block Riesling is exceptional with a crisp acid line that is truly reflective of the famed soil of Watervale. The fruit intensity that Mort’s Riesling is know for is underpinned by a driving flavour of the limestone and slate of the vineyard. Refined, yet mouth-filling and flavour persistent, this is one of the finest Mort’s Block produced." - Peter Warr, Chief Winemaker. 

Place

Located right beside the winery, Mort’s Block vineyard provides the core for this wine, with fruit from our Morrison vineyard on the opposite hillside providing additional depth and complexity. 

Vintage Conditions

A dry cool autumn in 2021 lead into good winter rains. Above average spring falls gave way to a very cool, dry summer and autumn 2022. These conditions slowed the ripening of the grapes, resulting in full flavors and good natural acidities while maintaining lower Baume’s (sugar) than previous vintages. Overall, conditions were ideal for the variety making it a rare vintage where quantity is good, and quality exceptional.

Winemaking

Parcels were picked over the course of a week at ideal stages and were loaded directly into the waiting presses at the winery. The bright free run juice was allowed to drain and held separately, prior to gently pressing the grapes. Settled naturally, the clarified juice was allowed to warm and commence fermentation. The ferment was held at low temperatures to retain the soft aromas and fine acid line.

Acidity
7.4 g/L

Alcohol
11.5%

Cellaring
Now until 2035

Closure
Screw cap

Size
750mL

Varietal
Riesling

Vintage
2022
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  • Appearance

    Translucent with a pale lemon hue.

  • Nose

    Complex and rich the aroma highlights the outstanding vintage. White flowers, soft spice, lime juice and chalk, all
    combine with a heady intensity not seen in recent years.

  • Palate

    A sublime, long & focused flavour sensation. Fresh kaffir lime, crushed granite, jasmine & honeydew melon saturate the senses. These flavours weave across a delicate, mineral acid frame. A wine to thoroughly enjoy now. Will greatly reward careful, extended cellaring as flavours will mature into something quite spectacular.

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