Lodge Hill Riesling

Jim Barry, Lodge Hill Riesling, 1986

RRP N/A in UK

This large plot bought by Jim Barry in 1977 (funded by the sale of most of his red wine stock) is on slate and ascends to just over 500m above sea level. The Rieslings here are restrained yet energetic like a horse at the starting gate (interestingly, Barry also set up a stud on this land). The incredible deep orange colour is apparently due to the use of ascorbic acid at this time. (Once they went to screwcap in 1999 they didn’t need it.)

Score

Wine Details

Wine Style

Still

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2021

Origin

Country

Australia

Region

South Australia

Sub-region

Mount Lofty Ranges

Area

Clare Valley

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Nina Caplan

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