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2010 Francis Clare Valley Riesling

Built to Last…

Ask any German wine fan. In fact, ask anyone serious about wine. Riesling ages wonderfully, especially with the re-advent of the screwcap closure. Clare is probably the most well known of premium Riesling producing areas in Australia and this vintage will live up to expectation. While only 70 dozen of this wine was produced, I expect this wine to get better over the next ten years, if you can snaffle it away…

Sourced from a single vineyard in the Northern Clare Valley this wine has been built to last with a steely acidity and vibrant mouth feel.

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Tasting Notes
Rounded tannins and a silky mouthfeel is what you get from three years in barrel. That and a small dose of frustration. It's been 10 years since I first released this wine, with some years including small amounts of Eden valley fruit.The 2012 Kooky is 100% Ebenezer, showing all the hallmarks of red berry fruit, spice and a strong mouthfeel. I'm very happy with its roundness and structure and hope I will have a few bottles to show for it at the end of the year.
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Well I live in the Barossa...It was almost twenty years ago that I first worked as the casual vintage cellarhand at a winery in the Barossa and as kooky as it may seem, the first grapes I pumped over were from the same family that now make up the backbone of my red production. While it was a hot vintage, in 2008 I vinified my small parcel of fruit on skins for only three days (usually 7-10) and allowed primary fermentation to complete in a new Radoux French hogsheads (300L). Racked off gross lees and racked only once again, after malo-lactic fermentation, the wine sat in oak for 42 months. As I choose not to filter my wine, a deposit will form in the bottle. Decanting is recommended. 450 bottles and 20 magnums filled.
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Small production hand made wines.