2023 Howard Park Flint Rock Riesling
The name “Flint Rock” epitomizes the fine mineral structure and savoury elegance of wines grown in the wildly remote and awesomely beautiful Great Southern region of Western Australia. Our regional selection draws upon the varietal heroes of the 3 primary sub-regions; Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River to craft wines with regional typicity and character.
Riesling is a true hero of the Great Southern – demanding, sensitive yet tough enough to thrive in the vagaries of this cool, dry climate. Wines crafted from Riesling are exceptionally revealing and critical of the environment in which they grow and the human interactions engaged to create them.
From the glass, an enticing bouquet arises, resplendent with honeysuckle, key lime, and sea spray, undercut by the invigorating essence of lemon sherbet, clementine and grapefruit. A vivacious surge of juicy, vibrant acidity washes over the palate, unveiling a spectrum of citrus and stone fruit, from the sweet allure of green apple to the refreshing squeeze of Meyer lemon. Delicate nuances of pear and white peach introduce richness and complexity as well as a pleasing textural dimension. Subtle mineral undertones guide the way to a crisp yet enduring finish. This wine stands as a testament to the artful interplay of citrus vibrancy, subtle minerality and refined texture, offering a truly enjoyable drink.
Drink now or in the next 3 to 5 years.