Capel Vale Whispering Hill Mt Barker Riesling 2017

Ultimate expression of varietal fruit flavour
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Primary Notes: Lemon, Lime Flint

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Light

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 12.5

Origin: Mount Barker, Australia

Maker: Capel Vale

Grape: Riesling

Fermentation: Steel Only

Awards: >85 pts

Decanting: No

Serving Temperature: Best served between 6–8 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Tempura prawns,

Western Food Pairing: Fresh oysters, caramelised onion and goat cheese tart, aged blue cheeses


Capel Vale Whispering Hill Mt Barker Riesling 2017

Capel Vale Whispering Hill Mt Barker Riesling is an outstanding single vineyard Riesling. Crisp and bone dry, it captures Mt Barker's distinctive mix of spices and citrus. Fine mineral palate with a tangy crisp feel.

100% Riesling. The fruit for this wine comes from the Whispering Hill vineyard, which is situated on ancient granitic soils in the truly cool viticultural region of Mount Barker.

After more than 30 years of research, trial and observation of vine performance in various vineyards, the vines that produce the fruit for this wine were planted where the optimal expression of its variety could be achieved. The incredible climate, clean environment, ancient soils, fresh air, and wild oceans on three sides culminate in a stable predictable Mediterranean maritime climate perfect for growing grapes.




2018 - GOLD


Huon Hooke April 2018 - 4/5 STARS

Very well handled high quality fruit gets the wine off to a top notch start. It is tightly structured, minerally acidity doing its part, counterintuitively mouthwatering. Lime, Granny Smith apple and Meyer lemon are bound together for life thanks to the overall balance of the wine.


Lovely fresh flowery bouquet, the palate has intense fruit with just a smidgin of sweetness and a rich, flavoursome palate which finishes with a touch of thickness. Some tannin grip. Good persistence. Dry finish. Good wine.

- 2019