2020 Polish Hill River Riesling

2020 Polish Hill River Riesling

2020 Polish Hill River

Zesty, lively and balanced, our 2020 Polish Hill River Riesling is a testament to our vineyard practices in what has been a difficult growing season. This is another exceptional Clare Valley Riesling with excellent flavour, purity and balance.

Tasting Notes

  • Colour – Pale Green straw
  • Aroma  Very aromatic, highlighted by fresh lemon/lime and citrus blossom notes supported by underlying white florals and bath salt aromas.
  • Palate – Elegant zesty lemon and brown lime with underlying minerality and wet slate flavours. Finely structured with balanced refreshing mouth-watering acidity.

Wine Specs

  • Variety: 100% Riesling
  • Fruit Source: Polish Hill River, Clare Valley
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Reducing Sugar: 2.0 g/L
  • Acid: 7.19 g/L
  • Aging: Drink now or be rewarded with 8-10 years bottle development.
  • Bottling Date: August 2020
  • Alcohol: 12.6%

Pairing Notes

A glass of the 2020 Polish Hill River Riesling pairs beautifully with South Australian oysters and King George whiting.

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Pauletts Vineyard


On the back of a dry 2019 growing season, the 2020 growing season was again very hot and dry. Limited soil moisture and poor fruit set due to extreme weather at flowering lead to a 40% reduction in yields from the previous season across our vineyards. February saw mild conditions which helped to maintain natural acidity and was a blessing for our vineyards leading up to harvest.

Fruit quality was excellent. Red varieties have great colour, concentration, richness and ripe tannins. White varieties have excellent flavours, purity and balance.

Awards and

  • James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine – April/May 2020 – 95 Points
  • Australian Wine Show Case Magazine – Sept 2019 – GOLD – 95 Points
  • Winestate Magazine ‘Wine of the Year 2019/2020’ – 4.5 stars
  • 2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show – Wine of Provenance 2019, 2013, 2005 – Silver
  • The Real Review – Tasting Notes – Nick Butler – December 2019 – 90/100
  • 20th Canberra International Riesling Challenge – Wine of Provenance 2005, 2013, 2019 – Bronze

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