Henty Estate Riesling 2007
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Henty Estate Riesling 2007

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Henty, Victoria, Australia

Style: White Wine

Variety: Riesling

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Henty Estate Riesling 2007

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Burke Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Henty Estate

Country: Australia

Region: Henty

Vintage: 2007

Critic Score: 94

Alcohol: 12.8%

Size: 750 ml

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I was very sorry when the bottle was empty. A great wine of style and character - Gary Walsh

Henty Estate is a small family owned vineyard located 6 kilometres north of Hamilton in the Henty wine region of Victoria. The wines are made using traditional methods, including open fermenting, basket pressing and maturation in quality French oak. Yields are limited to 3–4 tonnes per hectare.

"Opens up exotic and aromatic with spicy citrus, peach and passionfruit - just so lively and attractive. On the palate it has good weight and an excellent lightly grippy texture with plenty of crisp clean acidity and intense flavours of spice, lime, orange, passionfruit and a musky perfume wafting a  bout. Finishes long and dry. A great wine of style and character."   Gary Walsh

Expert reviews

"I do like a bit of Western Victorian riesling and although I don't usually 'drink' many samples (that way alcoholism or madness lies). I did knock this one off over a couple of days.. and I was very sorry when the bottle was empty. It's a top wine.

Opens up exotic and aromatic with spicy citrus, peach and passionfruit - just so lively and attractive. On the palate it has good weight and an excellent lightly grippy texture with plenty of crisp clean acidity and intense flavours of spice, lime, orange, passionfruit and a musky perfume wafting about. Finishes long and dry. On the second day of tasting the aromatics settled down and the dominant flavours were of lime and spice. A great wine of style and character. Drink: 2008 - 2016."   Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 94 points

"A sensational riesling from this small producer in Henty. Wonderfully intense and spotlessly clean, the lime and citrus fruit is rich and piercing and  lingers long on a really refreshing palate that is awash with crisp, clean acidity. Wonderful drinking now, but build for the long haul."  Nick Munday, Canterbury Wines

About the winery

Henty Estate VineyardThe 8 hectare vineyard is located 6 kilometres North of Hamilton in the Henty wine region of Victoria. The wines are grown, made and bottled entirely on the estate. The vineyard is dry grown on older volcanic soils and the wines are made using traditional methods, including open fermenting, basket pressing and maturation in quality French oak. Yields are limited to 3–4 tonnes per hectare.

Henty Estate was established in 1991 by Peter and Gleyns Dixon who were strong in their conviction that great wines are made in the vineyard. They began by planting 4.5ha of shiraz, 1ha each of cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, and 0.5ha of riesling. They established the winery in 2003 and in their words "We avoided the temptation to make wine until the vineyard was mature."

The climate is characterised by cold, wet winters and warm, dry summers followed by a long cool autumn ripening period. Grapes ripen later here than in many other wine regions, resulting in superb intense varietal flavours.

Michael Hilsdon and Matilda McGoon purchased Henty Estate from the Dixon's in 2018. They hold true to the same ideals of no compromise on quality in the vineyard and the winemaking. 

Wine region map of Victoria

Victoria

Victoria is home to more than 800 wineries across 21 wine regions. The regions are Alpine Valley, Beechworth, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, Glenrowan, Goulburn Valley, Grampians, Heathcote, Henty, King Valley, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Murray Darling, Pyrenees, Rutherglen, Strathbogie Ranges, Sunbury, Swan Hill, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley.

Victoria's first vines were planted at Yering in the Yarra Valley in 1838. By 1868 over 3,000 acres had been planted in Victoria, establishing Victoria as the premier wine State of the day. Today, the original vineyards planted at Best's Wines are among the oldest and rarest pre-phylloxera plantings in the world.

Victoria's climate varies from hot and dry in the north to cool in the south and each wine region specialises in different varietals. For example, Rutherglen in the north is famous for its opulent Muscats and Topaque and bold reds, while the many cooler climate regions near Melbourne produce world class Chardonnay and pinot Noir. Victoria is truly a wine lover's playground.