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MOUNT HORROCKS Riesling, Clare Valley 2009

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MOUNT HORROCKS Riesling, Clare Valley 2009

MOUNT HORROCKS Riesling, Clare Valley
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MOUNT HORROCKS Riesling, Clare Valley
  • Style: Riesling
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Region: Clare Valley
  • Code: MHRCV
  • Varietal: Riesling
  • Country: Australia

Region Clare Valley

The Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is located two hours north of Adelaide in the Mount Lofty ranges. The region was settled by John Horrocks who encouraged his servant James Green to plant the first vines in 1842. Climate in the Clare Valley is continental with hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall that necessitates supplementary irrigation. Soils in the valley are predominantly red brown loams over shale, permitting excellent drainage. Many of the best vineyards are located at higher elevations of 400-500m on sites that take advantage of the cool breezes that funnel up the corrugation of hills from the south. The Clare Valley is renowned for its zesty fruit-pure Rieslings particularly from the sub-regions of Polish Hill and Watervale. The region also produces intense age-worthy sturdy reds from Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Winery MOUNT HORROCKS

Langton’s Selections Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling, Mount Horrocks Shiraz Mount Horrocks winery is located in the old railway station at Auburn, a one-pub town and the birthplace of Australian poet C.J. Dennis. The railway has since been pulled up, but the platform and station buildings make a fine cellar door. The Ackland brothers established the Mount Horrocks label in 1981 to process fruit from their substantial vineyards, first planted in 1967. Jeffrey Grosset acted as a consultant winemaker for many years. The wine business was eventually acquired by the formidably independent and competitive Stephanie Toole, who has managed to combine her intuitive flair for marketing with the production of high quality wine. She makes the wine herself. Stephanie has been a forceful proponent for the region and has done much to entice fine wine lovers and critics to embrace the wines of the Clare. Her competitiveness with her partner Jeffrey Grosset is legendary. They will race eac
Langton’s Selections Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling, Mount Horrocks Shiraz Mount Horrocks winery is located in the old railway station at Auburn, a one-pub town and the birthplace of Australian poet C.J. Dennis. The railway has since been pulled up, but the platform and station buildings make a fine cellar door. The Ackland brothers established the Mount Horrocks label in 1981 to process fruit from their substantial vineyards, first planted in 1967. Jeffrey Grosset acted as a consultant winemaker for many years. The wine business was eventually acquired by the formidably independent and competitive Stephanie Toole, who has managed to combine her intuitive flair for marketing with the production of high quality wine. She makes the wine herself. Stephanie has been a forceful proponent for the region and has done much to entice fine wine lovers and critics to embrace the wines of the Clare. Her competitiveness with her partner Jeffrey Grosset is legendary. They will race each other to find the best fruit, yet they each delight in each other’s successes. The Mount Horrock’s Watervale Riesling is a classic minerally Clare Riesling with plenty of clear fruit definition and flavour. The Watervale Shiraz could well be a rising star. It has plenty of varietal definition and perfume, yet excellent richness and suppleness on the palate. Mount Horrocks has a minimal presence on the market. The Cordon-Cut Riesling is something of a wine institution and always worth seeking out – if you have a sweet tooth. The wines are all fantastic and good value, which is part of the reason they rarely appear on the market. People drink them – too quickly! Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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