3drops Great Southern Riesling Tasting Notes

3drops Great Southern Riesling

Please find below our previous vintage 3drops Great Southern Riesling tasting notes.

You can buy our current vintage 2017 Riesling via our online wine shop.

3drops 2016 Great Southern Riesling

Alc/Vol: 11.5%

Harvest Date: 24th February 2016

Bottling Date: 24th June 2016

pH: 3.10

Titrable Acidity: 7.5 g/L

Residual Sugar: 1.3 g/L

Colour: Pale straw with green hues

Bouquet Typical Great Southern Riesling aromas of intense lime juice and grapefruit characters, backed by some floral notes. The bouquet is lifted, clean and vibrant.

Palate: The front entry to the palate has generosity and fruit drive of lime juice and pink grape fruit characters. The vibrant fruit fullness flows through to a tight, elegant and focussed mid palate which shows amazing natural balance between that fruitfulness and the fine natural acidity. This wine has a tightly wound palate structure which provides great length and persistence and will open up over many years.

Cellaring Potential: Enjoy this wine now with seafood, or cellar for at least ten years for it to show some great aged Riesling characters.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti

Awards: 95 points from James Halliday


3drops 2015 Great Southern Riesling

Alc/Vol: 12%

Harvest Date: 5th March 2015

Bottling Date: 15th June 2015

pH: 3.10

Titrable Acidity: 6.75 g/L

Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/L

Colour: Pale straw with green hues

Nose: Lively citrus characters of ripe limes and pink grapefruit provide a clean and lifted aromas. The fruit characters are backed by some floral and orange blossom characters.

Palate: A fine, delicate structure defines this wine. Lime juice and floral flavours give the front palate a generosity and richness. It is crisp and clean and lingers wonderfully in the mouth. The natural acidity gives great structure and balance, yet the wine has a tantalizing juiciness to it. So attractive and appealing now, this wine will age wonderfully for at least ten years.

Cellaring Potential: Enjoy this wine now with seafood, or cellar for at least ten years for it to show some great aged Riesling characters.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti

Awards: 95 points from James Halliday


3drops 2014 Great Southern Riesling

Alc/Vol: 12%

Harvest Date: 11th March 2014

Bottling Date: 9th June 2014

pH: 2.95

Be:11.2

Titrable Acidity: 7.1 g/L

Residual Sugar 2.0 g/L

Colour: Colour Pale, light and bright

Bouquet: Lovely citrus characters of limes and tangerines give a fresh, clean nose. Some subtle talc and floral notes add lift and interest.

Palate: The wine shows delicacy and finesse on the palate. It is crisp and clean and lingers wonderfully in the mouth. The lime is the dominant fruit character on the palate, backed by the floral notes. The natural acidity gives great structure and balance, but still the palate has a tantalizing juiciness

Winemaker: Rob Diletti

Awards: 96 points from James Halliday


3drops 2013 Great Southern Riesling

Alc/Vol: 12.5%

Harvest Date: 28th February 2013

Bottling Date: 10th June 2013

pH: 3.05

Titrable Acidity: 7.2g/L

Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/L

Colour: Pale straw with green hues

Nose: A fresh, clean and lifted nose that is pure Great Southern Riesling. Lime juice fruit characters are backed by floral and orange blossom aromas, giving an attractive lift.

Palate: A fine, delicate structure defines this wine. Lime juice and floral flavours give the front palate a generosity and richness. The natural acidity runs the length of the palate providing the structure, drive and balance to the wine. The finish is fine, delicate but yet very long with the flavours staying in the mouth long after the wine has gone.

Cellaring Potential: Enjoy this wine now with seafood, or cellar for at least 10 years for it to show some great aged Riesling characters.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti

Awards: 96 points from James Halliday


3drops 2012 Great Southern Riesling

Alc/Vol: 12.5%

Harvest Date: 7th March 2012

Bottling Date: 25th June 2012

pH: 3.35

Titrable Acidity: 6.7 g/L

Residual Sugar: 4 g/L

Colour: Pale straw

Nose: Intense citrus and lime juice characters, along with lifted floral and orange blossom notes provide a lovely typical great southern Riesling nose.

Palate: Limes and lemons dominate the front palate, giving a juicy richness. The palate is delicate and very fine, with balanced natural acidity providing wonderful structure and balance. The wine is fresh and lively with a mouthwatering length which goes on and on.

Cellaring Potential: This wine will age beautifully for 15 years, yet has enough freshness and fruit generosity to be a great accompaniment to seafood or as an aperitif as a young wine.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti

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