Sevenhill Cellars New Releases: Spring 2023
I previously wrote about the changes that are afoot at Sevenhill and the rejuvenation continues with some cracking wines in the current releases.
Interestingly, the highlights for me came from the lighter style wines such as the Riesling and Rosé, rather than from the traditional red wines for which the winery is know for.
One of the highlights was the wonderfully textured Pinot Gris from the Adelaide Hills. Excellent drinking this summer.
Sevenhill – Pinot Gris – 2023. Floral and pretty with musk, ripe pear and talc notes expressing on both the nose and palate. This is a lovely wine that has an almost ethereal nature. There is density to the fruit, complementing the near seamless palate transition. A wonderful summer afternoon drink that would also accompany food very well. 12% alc, 93pts, $28.
Sevenhill – Riesling – 2023. This is classic Clare riesling that is quite taut and restrained, with mouth-tingling acidity that builds in layers across the palate. The fresh lime notes build with air and the palate never gets aggressive or harsh. A very age-worthy style that would be a great match with grilled prawns at this early stage of its life. 12% alc, 94pts, $27.
Sevenhill – Rosé – Grenache – 2023. This wine is totally fit for purpose. There is enough fruit here to make it interesting, but the savoury notes are the key feature adding depth and texture to the palate. Good length and persistence, with refreshing acidity to keep everything in balance. An attractive wine that is excellent drinking on its own, or with a plate of tapas on a warm afternoon. 12% alc, 91pts, $27.