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Plantagenet Mount Barker Angevin Riesling

Plantagenet Mount Barker Angevin Riesling

Plantagenet Mount Barker Angevin Riesling has grapes sourced exclusively from their own vineyards in Mount Barker, Western Australia. Lifted aromatics of lime zest and white flowers are met by a pure and focused palate, displaying an intense medley of citrus flavours and a crisp lingering acidity.

The Angevins were a royal house in the 12th and early 13th centuries; its monarchs were Henry II, Richard I and John. In the ten years from 1144, two successive Counts of Anjou, Geoffrey and his son, the future Henry II, won control of a vast assemblage of lands in western Europe that would retrospectively be refered to as the Angevin Empire. The Plantagenet dynasty was formed when Henry II succeeded the English throne in 1154 following the death of King Stephen.
BLEND Riesling 100%
COLOUR Pale Straw
AROMATICS AND PALATE Aromatic nose, white blossoms and a variety of citrus. Lemon zest, lemon curd, preserved lemon, ripe pink grapefruit and crisp green apple fruits balance well with acidity that is present but not obtrusive. Quartz like minerality adds drive and freshness to the perfectly judged phenollyc texture and subsequent elegance of this wine.
WINEMAKING Fruit was machine harvested at night when coolest and transferred to the winery to be immediately destemmed and crushed into the press, thus preserving freshness. The must was gently pressed to tank with a careful press cut made separating free run and pressings. The wine was settled and the clear juice racked to tank for a cool fermentation with an inoculated yeast strain. The wine was fermented to complete dryness, then rack from its lees and blended before fining, stabilisation and early bottling to preserve freshness.
CELLAR POTENTIAL This wine will cellar beautifully for 15+ years.
VINTAGE 2017 A dry Winter and mild Spring was followed by a warm growing season with welcome rainfall in December and January leading to full, healthy canopies enabling excellent yields and great flavour development. 

Plantagenet Mount Barker Angevin Riesling – great wine from a great producer

For more information on the winery go to http://www.plantagenetwines.com/

To see our full range of Plantagenet wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/plantagenet/

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: RieslingRegion: Western Australia, Great SouthernAlcohol: 12.5%Vintage: 2017Flavours: , , , Grape Details: RieslingVinification: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain all of the fresh lively characters.Food: Aperitif or delicately flavoured seafood dishes.SKU: PLTGN18

£18.99 a bottle

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Plantagenet

“The Plantagenet wines enjoy enormous success. The purity of fruit captured by winemaker Richard Robson, allied to their reasonable prices, illustrate the reasons for this success.
While the Plantagenet wines all come from grapes grown in mature vineyards in Mt. Baker, the Omrah range is made from fruit from younger vineyards, or from bought in fruit. This range also offers excellent value, something that has made them a hit in Australia.

Great Southern

The largest region in Western Australia and has four sub-regions, Albany, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup. As with Margaret River the suitability of this region for premium quality wines was as a result of two research reports from Californian viticulturalist Professor Harold Olmo and the Western Australian scientist Dr John Gladstone in the 50s and 60s and the ongoing enthusiasm of Bill Jamison, the Western Australia’s state viticulturaist at the time. In 1965 there were experimental plantings at Forest Hill. Further trials took place and by 1972 the first harvest was sent to Houghtons and Sandalford for winemaking by Jack Mann and his son Dorham. What transpired was development that gained momentum in the 70’s and accelerated in the 80’s. The climate is maritime influenced Mediterranean, with significant differences reflected between the sub-regions. The main wine styles: Red – Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir; White – Riesling, and Chardonnay.

Riesling

Possible one of the greatest white grape varieties in the world. It can make outstanding wines with power, flavour, elegance, and has the ability to age. The range of styles vary from the light and crisp to rich sweet desert wines.

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