Wine Information sheet: Oatley Leonora's 2018

Grape varieties:  Kernling (100%). Kernling is the pink clone of the better known variety Kerner. One of its parents is Riesling and the wine shows Riesling characteristics of steely acidity, rose-garden scent and a honeyed complexity with age.

Quality status: English Wine PDO - Protected Designation of Origin (Certificate ref: STPDO 21172)

Release Date:   Jan 2020

ABV: 11.5%


Cellared in bottle since 2019 with no competition entries. We did submit it in Sep 2021to Tim Atkin MW for his definitive "England 2021 Special Report" - tasting by Tom Hewson We were delighted when it was awarded 85 points, enough for inclusion, with the comment:

"Rather interesting, quite austere with lime cordial and sage. Slender and quite Riesling-like, with plenty of tangy, limey acidity."