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Polish Hill Vineyard – established in 1966 - is named after the nearby Hill River Settlement established by Polish immigrants in the 1840s. The fully mature low vigour vines are planted on a U-shaped ridge formation on poor shaley slightly acidic soils with underlying slate and a topsoil crust of clay interspersed with shale. Vintage takes place in early April - normally a few weeks later than Watervale. The free-run juice is cold settled for four days before being yeasted and fermented in closed stainless steel fermenters. The wines have incredible perfume and fruit purity, the lime/floral fruit profile balanced by a fine cut of acidity. This long-lived beautifully aromatic and concentrated wine does much to define great Clare Valley Riesling.
Top Vintages 2010, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1981