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Swinney Riesling 2022

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Swinney Riesling 2022
Swinney Riesling 2022
Producer Swinney
Region, Country Frankland River, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 20928-750

As with all Swinney’s wines, attention to detail is pivotal to the quality. This dazzling riff on Frankland River Riesling is drawn from hand-selected fruit from two of Swinney’s oldest blocks in the Powderbark vineyard. Here, precise vineyard management—including the uncommon use of shade cloth to protect the grapes from the afternoon sun—is employed along with careful bunch selection to eliminate fruit with excessive sun exposure.  

 

In the cellar, this wine is whole-bunch pressed, only lightly settled and fermented naturally on high solids in tank, where the temperature of the ferments can rise as high as 20 degrees. These techniques are still highly atypical in the world of Australian Riesling. This kind of practice can only work with outstanding fruit, and here it works brilliantly, creating superb texture and discrete complexity.

 

Swinney Riesling 2022
Swinney Riesling 2022

Reviews

“The colour is pale, the bouquet intense and bright in flowery aromas without yeastiness, hints of frangipani, star jasmine and apple turnover, the palate likewise super-intense and nicely dry, with seamless acidity and a long carry. Lovely now, and great potential for ageing.”
94 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
"A fine Frankland River Riesling. Handpicked from their blocks C and D of the estate’s Powderbark vineyard, the fruit was gently whole bunch pressed with a natural fermentation, after which it spent time on lees for texture and complexity.This is very pale, just a hint of a dilute yellow hue. A focused and yet powerful style, with a minerally/chalky backing. Attractive citrus notes, most notably grapefruits and a touch of lime. Attractive florals. This is still very young and probably needs at least a decade to really hit its straps, when it should really blossom into something special. There is sappy acidity and a hint of a saline note all adding to the complexity on offer. A fine, tight, fresh Riesling with serious length. You’ll surely enjoy it now, but even more so if you can give it time"
94 points, Ken Garget, Wine Pilot
"A tightly-wound wine that needs a moment for the nose to open up. Vibrant kumquat and mandarin orange aromas with a touch of basil. Sleek, crisp and focused with tons of stony energy driving the long, precise finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
93 points, jamessuckling.com

Reviews

“The colour is pale, the bouquet intense and bright in flowery aromas without yeastiness, hints of frangipani, star jasmine and apple turnover, the palate likewise super-intense and nicely dry, with seamless acidity and a long carry. Lovely now, and great potential for ageing.”
94 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
"A fine Frankland River Riesling. Handpicked from their blocks C and D of the estate’s Powderbark vineyard, the fruit was gently whole bunch pressed with a natural fermentation, after which it spent time on lees for texture and complexity.This is very pale, just a hint of a dilute yellow hue. A focused and yet powerful style, with a minerally/chalky backing. Attractive citrus notes, most notably grapefruits and a touch of lime. Attractive florals. This is still very young and probably needs at least a decade to really hit its straps, when it should really blossom into something special. There is sappy acidity and a hint of a saline note all adding to the complexity on offer. A fine, tight, fresh Riesling with serious length. You’ll surely enjoy it now, but even more so if you can give it time"
94 points, Ken Garget, Wine Pilot
"A tightly-wound wine that needs a moment for the nose to open up. Vibrant kumquat and mandarin orange aromas with a touch of basil. Sleek, crisp and focused with tons of stony energy driving the long, precise finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
93 points, jamessuckling.com

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