Granite Hills, 2008 Riesling


    G'day Monkeys and Monkeyettes.

    How is every one rolling, recovered from the festive/insane season?

    For me I just wish work would settle down a little and a semblance of normalcy return. I say that now but if it were quiet I would be complaining about being bored.

    This is just a quick post to highlight what is always one of my favourite wines released every year. Yes the 2008 Granite Hills has been kicking around for a few months, but this is the first time I have had a chance to sit down with a bottle in front of the laptop.

    Granite Hills Riesling 2008For those who don't know the winery, it is based in the Macedon region of Victoria and the wines are produced by Llew Knight. Llew is, in my humble opinion, one of the true characters of the Aussie wine trade. He always seems to have an answer and usually quite staunch in his opinions. That is an endearing quality in the industry and probably one of the major reasons he makes such incredible Riesling.

    2008, Granite Hills, Riesling: Pure and varietal, this is a wine of layers and intricacies. While still youthful the wine already displays complexity beyond its years. The nose has hints of mineral, lime leaf, spice, pepper and an abundance of fresh flowers. A crystalline presence of fruit is driven along the length and line of the palate by some crunchy acid and there is plenty of energy and zing providing a fresh vibrant finish.

    I love this wine and at the price it is insanely cheap.

    Enjoy Monkeys, drink and be merry.