|WINERY NAME||Mitchell Wines|
|ADDRESS||246 Highes Park Road
5453 Clare Valley
|GROWING AREA||Clare Valley|
|OWNER||Andrew and Jane Mitchell|
|WINE MAKER||Andrew Mitchell|
|GRAPE VARITIES||Riesling, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache|
It has been our practice since we first started making riesling 40 years ago, to produce wines that allow a full expression of the vineyard, drink beautifully when they are young, and show graceful development in the bottle over time.
Our Watervale vineyard, planted in 1968, has never been irrigated and yields around 20 hl/ hectare, producing wines which have extraordinary ageing capacity.
The wines are fermented with naturally occuring yeast in our winery and are allowed to rest on yeast lees for around 6 months prior to bottling; a technique somewhat unusual in Australia, but we believe increases the wineʼs ageing potential.
We also produce another Single Site Riesling from our McNicol Vineyard in Sevenhill, a much higher and cooler site than Watervale. Released after 7 years of cellaring to exhibit the unique characteristics of the vineyard.. The McNicol project is born from our desire and belief in the aging potential of Australian Riesling.