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2023 Swinney Riesling

2023 Swinney Riesling

Kasia Sobiesiak, www.winefront.com.au
"This drinks like a charm, it’s moreish, so positive it puts a smile on your face. A beam of sunlight, a cool drink in hand on a hot day. Melting in the mouth with a minty aftertaste and it’s feather-light too. It’s more than a sum of aromas and flavours, it’s liquid energy! Fantastic stuff." 96 pts

Mike Bennie, www.winecompanion.com.au
"Swinney Vineyard is a powerhouse of fine wine releases – no slouch from its 2023 Riesling here. While compact and racy, there's a distinct savoury element, salted cashew or similar, set under the frisky lime and green apple crunch of fruit flavours. Great stuff, complexity writ large. Perfume is pretty, floral, but distinctly gingery and lemony, too. Among everything is a fine powderiness to the texture with a crackling, long, refreshing, acid-driven finish. Seamless all up, and drinkability is wicked. Dive in in its inimitable youth." 95 pts

Matthew Jukes, www.matthewjukes.com
 "The new vintage of Swinney’s dynamic Riesling is the best yet. Vital, lime-juice-soaked and pumice stone-dry, this sensational wine is drinking like a dream!"



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Wine Specs
Frankland River
Harvest Date
15th March 2023
Bottling Date
21st June 2023
Residual Sugar
1.4 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Striking pale straw with green hues. Intense and aromatic with Mayer lemon, honeysuckle, bees wax, and oyster shell. Medium bodied with lively pithy citrus fruits of pomelo and lime in addition to lychee and green papaya complimented by a spine of slatey acidity and a morish briny dry finish.
Vineyard Notes
Fruit is hand-picked from blocks C and D of our Swinney Powderbark vineyard. Canopy management, the use of shade cloth on the afternoon sun side of the vines, and careful bunch selection allows us to eliminate any bunches with excessive sun exposure.
Production Notes
The fruit was whole bunch pressed, lightly settled and then naturally fermented in neutral vessels to achieve a vibrant and expressive reflection of the purity of Frankland River Riesling. Following fermentation, the wine rested on its lees to both preserve freshness and build texture prior to bottling.