Review Score 92
Clare Valley

2022 Mitchell Alcatraz Riesling

$240.00
12 x 750ml
Only 9 cases left
The Alcatraz Vineyard, which consists of 10 hectares of Riesling, 7 of Shiraz and 1.5 hectares of Semillon, and sits at an altitude around 400m, was planted in 1962 by Peter McNicol Mitchell (if the name seems familiar, tribute has been paid by way of the McNicol range of aged wines in the Mitchell portfolio). Green/yellow in colour, this is bright and limey, with notes of wet stone and a slightly rich stonefruit character. This is forward and generous, but certainly has a future, although for me, this would be the Riesling from the 2022 vintage for which I’d reach for drinking now. With medium length and good balance, this is simply delicious. Read more
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92 POINTS
Ken Gargett - WinePilot.com

The Alcatraz Vineyard, which consists of 10 hectares of Riesling, 7 of Shiraz and 1.5 hectares of Semillon, and sits at an altitude around 400m, was planted in 1962 by Peter McNicol Mitchell (if the name seems familiar, tribute has been paid by way of the McNicol range of aged wines in the Mitchell portfolio). Green/yellow in colour, this is bright and limey, with notes of wet stone and a slightly rich stonefruit character. This is forward and generous, but certainly has a future, although for me, this would be the Riesling from the 2022 vintage for which I’d reach for drinking now. With medium length and good balance, this is simply delicious.

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Tasting Notes

Alcatraz Vineyard is loacated in the heart of the famed Watervale Sub region of the Clare Valley. Planted in 1962 on an exposed easterly facing slope, it was givent the nickname "Alcatraz" as there was no escaping the cold, wet winter days spent working the vines and the name has stuck.

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Winemakers Note

We are wine enthusiasts, committed innovators and connoisseurs, dedicated to the art of winemaking. Mitchell wines has been guided by three generations of passionate winemakers. From Peter McNicol Mitchell’s modest beginnings, to Andrew and Jane’s business nous and passion for winemaking that they now share with the next generation of Mitchell Wines, their three children, Hilary, Angus and Edwina. From a young age, Andrew and Jane shared their love for the industry, their respect for the land and their vast knowledge of winemaking. Their children grew up in a home where viticulture and wine talk was a nightly point of conversation at the dinner table and working in the vineyards and winery was the Mitchell’s version of a rite of passage. With three vastly different personalities, the three children followed in their parents’ footsteps, travelling the world, learning and experiencing the different approaches to wine. After years of gaining experience across the globe, Hilary, Angus and Edwina have grown into their own distinct roles within the business, evolving Mitchell Wines into a new generation of winemaking.

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