Brackenwood Riesling 2021
$ 32.00 incl. GST
There are stylistic expectations around Clare and Eden Rieslings, the paradigm of the grape in Adelaide Hills relatively undefined. Brackenwood’s contribution is distinctive and delicious, a textural and mouthfilling wine with a lovely cushioning of fruit, a style of generosity over austerity. Resting on lees solids to build texture, the fruit weight of lemon blossom and green apples belies the mere 2g/L of residual sugar. Lovely aromatically and rounded out with chalky minerals, a complete and easy to drink dry Rizza.
Brackenwood Vineyard / Adelaide Hills, Sa
Biodynamic Minimal Intervention Wines From A Beautiful Adelaide Hills Estate
Owner Damon Nagel started life as a sommelier in Adelaide, moving to London to further his wine education whilst working in top end dining restaurants. Achieving success in London property, he would eventually return to Adelaide, purchasing the beautiful undulating Brackenwood farm in the early 2000s, first releasing wines from vintage 2005.
Winemaking is today overseen by Daniel Zuzolo, ex Primo Estate, with the stable offering interesting blends and lesser seen plantings of Barbera and Gamay alongside more traditional offerings such as Shiraz and Riesling.
Growing and winemaking is strictly along biodynamic lines, with no additions bar minimal sulphur at bottling. A pure set of releases very much at home alongside Felixir’s European offerings, fun styles of personality with enough depth and interest to be taken seriously.