Elgee Park Family Reserve Riesling 2011
$2199each
$263DOZEN
WineryElgee Park
Fruit Riesling
Regions Mornington
  Victoria
Each $21.99
$263.00
Available by the dozen
Elgee Park is the oldest vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula. The picturesque property is situated at the end of Wallaces Road, amidst the protected gentle hills of Merricks North, one of the warmest sites on the peninsula. Established in 1972 by Baillieu Myer and family, the five hectare property was the first in a new era of distinguished Mornington vineyards. The splendid maritime conditions which surround the vines are so very similar to that of Bordeaux. Limited quantities of exceptional wine are released each year under the Family Reserve label.
Elgee Park vineyard covers the north facing slope of a natural amphitheatre, with a view across Port Phillip Bay to the Melbourne skyline, as depicted on the label. Surrounded by gardens, the vineyard is adorned by a gazebo and sculptures, hand hewn fences and an array of roses at the end of each vine row. There's normally good rainfall throughout the growing season and the climate offers an extended ripening period, ideal for premium grape growing. After being harvested at perfect ripeness, grapes are de-stemmed and crushed, drained, pressed and settled. The free run juices are cool fermented, settled and racked, filtered and bottled to arrive at a wonderfully fresh, crisp and aromatic style. Alcohol 13.0%
TASTING NOTES
Pale straw colour. Perfumed bouquet of lime, passionfruits and rose. Wonderful cool climate citrus and lime, apple and a hint of peach as well as dry, savoury mineral. The palate is crisp, delicate and dry, showing great length, abundant with citrus and floral flavours.
Wines by Elgee Park
About Elgee Park Winery
Established by Baillieu Myer in 1972, Elgee Park is the oldest vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula
Baillieu (Bails) Myer A.C. became interested in winemaking after a visit by David Wyn in 1970. The picturesque property is situated at the end of Wallaces Road, Merricks North, approximately 80 km by road from Melbourne and 30 km from Sorrento. The cellar door is now situated at the Merricks General Wine Store. Baillieu (Bails) and Sarah Myer have seen the fulfillment of a vision which began many years ago. With careful nurturing, they have created a unique place from where many award winning wines originate. Today the 5 hectares under vine comprise riesling, chardonnay, viognier, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, merlot and small plantings of pinot gris and shiraz. Elgee Park»