2019 Vanguardist Riesling

2019 Vanguardist Riesling


Reviewed by Gary Walsh, THE WINEFRONT 

Posted on 27.07.2020

Foudre, a few smaller barrels, 100% malolactic, lees work. All a bit different from the mainstream. Comes from the western side of the Churinga vineyard, and the last vintage from this patch, I believe.

Chalky texture, cinnamon and ginger studded green apple, and a kind of dashi/umami thing going on. It’s got zip and rip of acidity, cider apple and preserved lemon, some thickness to the texture, but plenty of tang and zest to go with that. Finish is long, some pith and grip, and sourness as it goes. Quirky thing, but it works well. Plenty of energy and crackle.

Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Jul20
Alcohol : 12.1%
Price : $42
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2020 - 2028