2018 Dickinsonia Riesling (Clare Valley)


Tasting notes: A pale lemon colour indicating its youth. The delightful aromas are of exotic citrus, lime marmalade and perfumed orange blossoms. The palate shows Riesling flower fruits, with crisp vibrant acidity giving length and freshness to the finish. As this wine develops in bottle it will become more complex with richer flavours, roundness and mouth feel.

The Region: The Clare Valley was the region selected to highlight the Riesling variety. 33° 89’S. Altitude: 190 – 609 metres. The region benefits from a moderate continental climate with wonderful diurnal temperatures allowing for slow ripening and adding complexity.


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The Fossil: Dickinsonia are flat, disc-shaped fossils ranging from a few millimetres to over a metre in length. Dickinsoniawas discovered and named by local geologist Dr Reg Sprigg after Ben Dickinson, then Director of Mines in South Australia, his employer. It was one of the most prolific organisms on the seafloor during the Ediacaran Period. During this time the marine surface was a veritable primordial swamp, covered in a layer of organic microbial material. Dickinsonia was one of the first animals that evolved to move across across this surface of pond-scum, digesting and absorbing precious nutrients through their lower surface.

Winemakers Notes: The fruit was hand picked from selected vineyards in the early morning. Fermentation was with selected wine yeasts and cool fermented to capture the floral aromatics and lively brightness associated with the variety. The wine was fermented to dryness. Following a short time on yeast lees the wine was bottled in the year of harvest.

Soil type: Red loam over limestone.

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