Premium Riesling

This is the 15th vintage of the Helm Premium range of Rieslings, a terroir. wine from one of Helm Wines two premium vineyards. Since 2004 this style has collected 14 trophies at regional and capital city wine shows, and rave reviews from Australia's most respected wine critics. It's the go to wine for a classic Canberra Riesling. The fruit was sourced for this vintage from the Lustenberger vineyard with the Riesling GM198 clone.  

The Grapes

The 2022 season was one of the coolest and wettest, with record rains, frost free spring, a welcome change from the previous years of drought affected crops.

However, a hailstorm in January 2022 caused a 50% loss of some crops. The harvest was in near perfect dry, and cool conditions. Resulting in very high quality fruit, of wonderful balance. harvested in early March. The unique season produced a premium quality Canberra District Riesling

The Wine

Intense lemony / lavender nose, clean bright and lifted. The wine is very delicate and fine, with lingering lime fruit. A beautifully balanced Riesling of acid, fruit, and texture. A high quality wine with many years cellaring potential.

Serve with

A versatile wine that will complement a variety of cuisines. Drinks beautifully now with grilled Whiting.

Cellar for

25 years plus, although if you prefer fresh crisp wines drink it now.

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$60

Vintage 2022
Winemaker Ken Helm
Region Canberra District
Harvested April 2022
Bottled May 2022
Alcohol 11%