Bone dry, yet intensely fruity. It's not an easy matter to achieve, and the Grampians can lay claim to be the most successful region in Victoria for riesling other than Henty. Acidity is one of the keys, climate the driver.
96 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion, December 2018.
In a good place. The epitome of elegance. Lime leaf, lime juice, gunmetal and assorted (orange among them) blossoms. Medium- to upper-intensity, lovely clean lines, a keen juiciness and just enough going on in its youth to make you take notice. I’m on the cusp of awarding it gold medal standard and could easily be persuaded to go there.
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, June 2019.
Light yellow hue with a dried herb, creamy yeast and dried wildflower bouquet. It's a lovely nose. The palate is likewise attractive, not bone-dry but slightly juicy, with crisp acidity drying the after-palate, the follow-through satisfyingly fruity and harmonious. A gorgeous riesling.
95 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, November 2018.
The colour is light yellow and the aromas of dried herbs, dried wildflowers and creamy yeast overtones are fresh and vital. In the mouth, it’s very appealing, the juicy fruit enhanced by a trace of sweetness, while the finish is crisp, dry and harmonious. Superb wine; great value.
95 points, Huon Hooke, Wine of the Week AU, The Real Review, December 2018.
Tight, limey and long with accents of blossom and starfruit. Excellent fruit concentration. Very pure, dainty and composed with a touch of integrated sweetness. Excellent value.
95 points, Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review, February 2019.
This is a delicious young riesling which is dry and yet inviting - without austerity. Dried herb, creamy yeast and dried wildflower aromas lead into a finely textured palate with crisp acidity and a long follow-through. The wine is in excellent harmony throughout.
95 points & 5 stars, Gourmet Traveller Wine, June 2019.
"In a good place. The epitome of elegance. Lime leaf, lime juice, gunmetal and assorted (orange among them) blossoms. Medium- to upper-intensity, lovely clean lines, a keen juiciness and just enough going on in its youth to make you take notice. I’m on the cusp of awarding it gold medal standard and could easily be persuaded to go there."
93 points, The Wine Front (June 2019)
The GrampiansLocated in western Central Victoria, the Grampians was settled during the gold rush of the 1850’s. Indeed the vivid history of the gold rush is inextricably intertwined with the history of viticulture in the region. Seppelt at Great Western, one of the region’s iconic wineries was built at the end of the gold rush when scores of out-of-work prospectors excavated its extensive drives and cellars. The "drives" completed in 1932, stretch for three kilometres and provide perfect conditions for the maturation of sparkling wine, for which the region is well-known. The climate of the Grampians is Mediterranean and essentially cool with vineyards situated at elevations ranging from 240 to 350m. The region experiences long sunshine hours and low rainfall necessitating supplementary irrigation. Soils in the region range from weathered volcanic soils to sandy and red clay loams interspersed with ironstone. The region is suited to a diverse range of varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon but is best known for its crisp fruity Riesling and distinctive spicy peppery Shiraz.