Why we like it
We don’t stumble on these wines often, but this is drinking pure WA history. When it comes to pioneering vineyards in the Southwest of Western Australia, people automatically think of the stalwarts of the Margaret River region. But plantings in Mt Barker actually precede Margaret River (by a year or so).
In 1965, a five-acre experimental vineyard was planted by the WA government to test the feasibility of winemaking in our great Southern land. On what is now the Forest Hill vineyard and the first wines were produced in 1972. This is a wine from that block. Pure Riesling fruit, underripe peach, lemon balm and a fantastic drive of mineralogy, champagne yeast (it’s not sparkling) and 9 months of time spent on lees, make this wine a phenomenon.
This is drinking liquid gold and we are thrilled to have it in the shop, this is a very Commune wine.