Region: Clare Valley, SA
The Wolta Wolta was made as a partnership between Erni Loosen and the Barry family of Jim Barry Wines. Five tonnes of premium fruit were identified from their notable Lodge Hill Vineyard. The grapes were left to hang on the vine for an additional week compared to the rest of the Riesling harvested by Jim Barry, allowing extra sugar and flavour development as the fruit ripened on the vine.
Apple, lime, lavender and spice. Smooth, glossy feel, but with a chalky grip, juicy apple acidity, good length with it. A fresh sorbet kind of thing happening in the aftertaste. Quite different to your run-of-the-mill Clare Riesling - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front