The Courtesan Riesling Clare Valley South Australia 2017
Per bottle £11.99
- Brand The Courtesan
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 12%
- Vegetarians Yes
- Vegan Yes
- Vintage 2016
- Country Australia
- Country Region South Australia
- Subregion Clare Valley
- Grape Variety Riesling
- Closure Screwcap
Intro to The Courtesan Riesling –
The Courtesan Riesling has all the floral citrus notes inherent in the Riesling grape variety with great balance and a minerally elegant dry finish.
Full tasting note and wine making –
The Courtesan Riesling captures all the mouthwatering lime and elderflower character one expects from great Riesling. It has a fruity palate including flavours of grapefruit, ripe melon and quince.
The fruit is sourced from Justin Ardill’s easterly facing vineyard situated in the famed Watervale sub-region of the Clare Valley. The vines are grown on their own roots in a soil consisting of red clay over limestone. Yields at just 2 tons per acre are very low which ensures high quality, concentrated fruit
Vinification, as one might expect with good fruit, is very simple. The grapes are picked in the cool of the morning and rapidly transported to the winery where they are lightly crushed and sent to press. For the Courtesan, use only the purest, free-run juice. The wine is fermented at a cool temperature in stainless steel to retain fruit profile and the finished wine is aged on its lees for 2-3 months before bottling.
The producer –
The Courtesan is produced by One Chain Vineyards, who produce two ranges, Cricket Series and Character Series, One Chain works with growers to source fruit from some of the most established regions of South Australia. The Character Series has a range of beautifully produced and packaged wines, made from premium quality fruit sources. Each wine has great varietal definition coupled with its signature vibrancy and freshness. These are wines that are immediately pleasing, yet authentic expression of the variety and place. Our Cricket Series wines are inspired by a love for the Australian national sport. Indeed, the name One Chain is the imperial measurement for 22 yards, or the length of a cricket pitch. However, you really don’t need to be a connoisseur of the game to be bowled over by the restrained, elegant style of their wines.
This wine is great on its own as an aperitif or enjoyed with spicy Thai dishes.
Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.
Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.
Click and Collect Service
If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.
Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.
Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.
Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.
Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery
Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.
Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.
Non UK Mainland addresses
For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.
The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:
AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3
If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.
Out of Stock
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