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2020 Swinney Riesling

2020 Swinney Riesling

NEW RELEASE - not yet reviewed

2019 vintage reviews below

Jeremy Oliver, www.jeremyoliver.com, Aug 2019
Linear and focused, with pristine lime, lemon and green apple skin flavour extending long and pithy towards a lingering bone-dry finish. 95 pts

Huon Hooke, www.therealreview.com, Aug 2019
Pale green-yellow hue, the bouquet exceptionally fragrant, with high-toned citrus pith and citrus juice aromatics. A suggestion of gardenia. The wine is superbly intense and refined, mouth-watering acidity cleansing the finish beautifully. There is a faint trace of grip and the wine is remarkably juicy despite having no residual sugar. A beautiful young riesling with a bright future. 96 pts

Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com, October 2019
Every egg a bird. Ample flavour but straight and long. Apple and lime, grapefruit and grip, but oh so persistent. Dry, elongated style with a big motor of fruit. Swinney is flying. 94 pts

Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, October 2019
Light, lively fresh herbal nose, very different from the talcum-powder-like norm. Bone dry and juicy with lots of lime. Good fruit and acid balance. 17/20


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Wine Specs
Frankland River
Harvest Date
17th February 2020
Bottling Date
June 2020
Residual Sugar
1.7 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Striking pale straw with green hues, the wine is vibrant and intense with jasmine blossom, lychee, candle wax and honey suckle. The palate is medium bodied with an intense and textural pithy, briny, mouthfeel. Mandarin, lemon grass and white nectarine fruits are balanced by cut lime acidity, driving through to a powerful, long finish.
New Release (July 1) - Not yet reviewed
Production Notes
The fruit was hand-picked from block C and D of our Powderbark vineyard in Frankland River with careful attention to eliminate any bunches with excessive sun exposure. The fruit was whole bunch pressed, lightly settled and then naturally fermented in stainless steel tanks to achieve a vibrant and expressive reflection of the purity of Frankland River Riesling. Following fermentation the wine rested on its lees for four months to both preserve freshness and build texture prior to bottling.