When Hilde and Ian (Duke) Ranson sold their clothing manufacturing business in 1998, they were able to fulfil a long-held dream of establishing a vineyard in the Porongurup subregion of Great Southern with the acquisition of a 65ha farm at the foot of the Porongurup Range. They planted shiraz and cabernet sauvignon and riesling. Hilde, a successful artist, designed the beautiful, scalloped, glasswalled cellar door sales area, with its mountain blue cladding. The appointment of Rob Diletti as winemaker will, if it were possible, increase the quality of the wines.

Double Gold - Six Nations Wine Show 2019

Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, minimal SO2. 1yo riesling doesn't come more powerful or intense than this brilliant Porongurup example, with glorious lime/lemon fruit and a whipcord of acidity giving the backbone for a long, oh so long, life. Drink to: 2053; Price: $42.00; Date Tasted: Sept 2019; Alcohol: 12.5%; Rating: 98 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion

The Magpie Hill Reserve range has received more accolades than the pair could ever have imagined, and the 2019 riesling is, quite simply, exceptional. Pale yellow colour centre to rim. Bath salts, minerals galore, lemon rind and finger limes. Ginger and lemons lead a spicy and confident palate – coiled and youthful. Fruit and acidity reach every corner of your mouth – piercing and bright. This is a special wine made with sensational fruit. Respect. Ageing: now to 2039; Rating: 97 Points; Nick Butler; Real Review

 

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SKU 10787
Brand Dukes
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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