HEM 2010 Great Southern Riesling is a cracker. Produced from a very good growing season, wet spring weather helped keep soil profiles moist and reduced stress during flowering. With a benign, late Spring and early Summer, the riesling was picked relatively early to attain perfect fruit flavours. The 2010 season delivered elegant and linear riesling fruit flavour destined to become one of our finest vintages for this variety.
HEM 2010 Great Southern Riesling fruit is sourced from vineyards through the subregions of Great Southern: Mount Barker, Frankland River and the Porongurups. Mount Barker tends to provide fruit with a racy lime and lemon character overlaid with talc and bath salts. Frankland River provides a little more generosity and riper characters with a more perfumed nose, and the Porongurups gives tight and elegant fruit with a wonderfully floral nose and mineral palate. The wine is bright pale straw in colour with green hues. The nose is wonderfully aromatic showing lime skin and white citrus flower notes. The palate has an upfront burst of citrus juice and flowers, leading to a tight and crisp mid-palate of great focus. A linear and long dry finish is complemented by a restrained floral character.