Close to Perfection
Fareham Estate Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2016
Region: Clare Valley, SA
The Fareham has a wonderful aroma, being delicate and light on the palate with all of the crisp, juicy flavours you would expect which places this wine close to perfection. As often noted South Australian winemakers seem to ask for a glass of Riesling as much as they demand Coopers Pale ale.
The wine is cold, light and refreshing while the flavours are complex enough to retain your interest. Alas is seems winemakers and for that matter older wine merchants are not good judges as despite our constant barracking wines like this only have a modest popularity.
I had a good scroll through the Vintage Cellars web-site and have every reason to believe this as good as the 20 or so they display which are a minimum of double the price. The wine was sourced from the Clare Valley district of Watervale and Benjamin Parker was assisted in the final preparation by Phil Lehmann.