Mitchelton Blackwood Park Riesling 2021

Type: White
Country: Australia
Region: Victoria
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Alcohol Percentage: 12.2%
Rating: 90 James Halliday Points

Climate: Mediterranean climate. The warmth of the region is softened by an abundance of lakes, billabongs and creeks
Terroir: Parcels of Riesling are sourced from several blocks across Mitchelton estate, predominantly duplex red-brown earth with friable soft sandy loam topsoil overlying well-structured blocky red subsoils
Ageing: Picking occurs during the early hours of the morning in the midst of the cool Goulburn nights. From the crusher to the press and into the settling tank, the fruit is protected by cooler temperatures and judicious gas coverage, to preserve the fragile aromas and flavours which are so vulnerable once the skins have been broken. Settling is short and cold, racking is clean and gentle in preparation for inoculation to a vigorous neutral yeast strain, ensuring an even, cold fermentation over the course of two to three weeks

Color: Enticing pale straw with green hints
Nose: Intense and fragrant aromatics of lemon and lime blossoms, pink grapefruit and ginger spice
Palate: Fine and fragrant with a steely, wet slate acidity that drives the palate while classic Riesling flavours of lime, lemon rind and mandarin lead to a long, persistent finish

About the Winery:
The site’s history stretches back to 1836, when the explorer Major Thomas Mitchell crossed the river here on his 900-kilometre journey from Sydney to Melbourne. The intended riverside town was to have been called Mitchellstown. ​Ross Shelmerdine engaged the help of Colin Preece to find an ideal site for growing premium grapes in Victoria and he came across a perfect location with a great climate and water access. Ross went on to call his fledgling winery Mitchelton, a derivation of Mitchellstown and the vineyard’s first sod was turned in 1969 when the first vines were planted.​

Committed to protecting the environment of our picturesque backyard, the team at Mitchelton is a proud custodian of a sustainable and distinct ecosystem inspired by their ever-present neighbour, the Goulburn River. Bordered by red gums and indigenous flora and fauna – the river plays an intrinsic part in a sensitive natural cycle, which inspires a holistic approach to winemaking.

Specialising in the production of Shiraz, Riesling and Rhone blend wines from grape to glass, Mitchelton is known for bringing out the unique regional characters of their estate-grown varieties. With meticulous attention to detail, Mitchelton wines boast a rare balance and intensity of flavour. Enveloped by the meandering curves of the Goulburn River, thriving with indigenous wildlife and vegetation, the unique environment of our vineyards and climate create estate characteristics found in every bottle. Their Chief Winemaker, Victor Nash and Viticulturist work in harmony with the land to unlock the best from each block through innovation and interaction with the soil – a focused approach that creates wines of distinct personality, intimacy and longevity in our pursuit of wine excellence.