2018 The Lost Watch Riesling
- Cellar Door
- Bell Ringers
- Adelaide Hills
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2018 - 2028
In 1947, Greg Trott, founder of Wirra Wirra, lost the only watch he ever owned - a gift from his father. From that day forth, Trott never bothered with a time-piece, avoiding the responsibility for such a valuable item. He claimed to tell the time by the sun - a noble, if impractical sentiment. So Trott was notoriously late - hours, even days - for dinners, meetings, flights and gatherings. Usually his charm garnered forgiveness from those kept in wait.
Pale straw with cool, quartz green highlights
Freshly cut apple and lemon peel, lime juice and ginger followed by a subtle note of bath salts and white blossom.
Abundant, juicy limes carry along a restrained, steely line into a slatey, crunchy acidity and lemon-rind finish. Fruit and flavour intensity don’t skip a beat - a palate with length and drive.
- Food Pairing
Red snapper, baked whole and served with fresh salsa and lime wedges
- Attached Files
Nothing lost or even vaguely fleeting about this baby: it’s solid, staunch Riesling, with a whiff of lightly smoked ham hanging above its dense citrus rind. In its clear, pure intensity, it’s as complex as many red wines, with firm healthy flesh and very fine, powdery tannin drawing its lemons and limes to a long, calm finish. This one sticks around.
Wirra’s Adelaide Hills Riesling can be a little lean in some years, but in a warmer ’18 harvest it is just perfect. Water clear, it’s an impressively precise Riesling in every way. A hint of melon and then perfectly delineated grapefruit flavour that, despite the rampant natural acidity, has this perfect natural juiciness. Impressively vital and very drinkable young white wine. Best drinking: Now, or wait a few years and try again at six or seven. Would I buy it? Absolutely.
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