Located at the base of Mount Horrocks, at an elevation of 460 metres, the Polish Hill vineyard is a ‘hard rock’ site with shallow shale and a crust of clay marl over slate. These thin soils hamper the roots’ downward development, so the vines struggle. All grapes were hand picked and vines hand pruned. Inoculated with neutral yeast only to maintain focus on natural fruit characters and expression of terroir. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, with neutral yeast at relatively high temperatures (15 – 18°C). There was no skin contact, and only the free-run juice was used.
The Riesling Polish Hill presents a very attractive nose filled with citrus and floral aromas set off by notes of herbs, fennel, coriander seed and a touch of wet pebbles. Light-bodied and dry, the palate reveals intense flavors enlivened by seamless acidity and a long finish with a mineral note.
Bright straw. Assertive aromas of lemongrass, green apple and chalky minerals, with a touch of jasmine emerging as the wine opens in the glass. Stony and precise on the palate, offering incisive flavors of candied lime, pear skin and quinine underscored by a gingery nuance. Zesty acidity gives lift and bite to a very long, nervy finish, with the mineral and floral notes echoing. My experiences with this bottling suggest that it will be a long-term keeper.
Actually a little softer than the Springvale at the moment. I’m sure this powdery wine will get there but it’s all over the place at the moment.
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