Region: Great Southern WA
Davis (Snake) and Redmond Sweeney (Herring) are the owners who believe that the southwest of WA is a viticultural treasure map as there are vineyard jewels scattered throughout. They seek to find blocks within vineyards that really shine; they may seem dull when diluted by the bordering lesser dirt. Their search is to find and polish these often overlooked gems and present a treasure chest of different jewels: pristine, crystalline Rieslings; crisp, radiant, multi-faceted Chardonnays; alluring, perfumed Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon; dark, exotic, hedonistic Shiraz; brilliant, regal displays of Cabernets and blends .Snake + Herring endeavour to source the finest parcels of fruit from quality vineyards and dedicated people without regional restraint.
The bouquet is delicate at first but reveals lime skin and wet granite. The palate is pure Riesling: intense lime juice, minerals and a hint of flowers are matched with a tight linear acidity and a focused long finish. Drink now or let it develop over the next five years.
With: Grilled pork loin chops w apple & slaw salad