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.
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. Rating: 98 Points. James Halliday. Halliday Top 100 2019
Double Gold - Six Nations Wine Show 2019
Another beautiful wine after a long line of other wonderful Duke's rieslings. A touch more fruit intensity. Crisp, dry, clean, lime. Cellar for 20 years. Ian Ranson, 2019
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