Winemaker: Ian Hongell
Ian Hongell was formerly chief winemaker for Peter Lehmann and responsible for many of the great Wigan Rieslings released over the last decade. He was thrilled to continue his Riesling legacy with Otherness in tandem with his chief winemaker duties at Torbreck, where he is crafting some of the Barossa’s most exciting wines made from classic Rhone Varietals.
Precise lime and lemongrass flavours were captured by immediate gentle cool pressing in the Torbreck cellar. This has a brilliant cool purity, laser-like focus and the talcy mineral acidity of the best of High Eden.
Halliday Wine Companion | 2023 TOP WHITE SELECTIONS | 95 Points
“Freshly squeezed lime juice leaps from the glass with hints of Christmas lily, crushed quartz, lemon curd and citrus blossom. Super expressive with a swell of juicy lime and grapefruit reigned in by a seam of crystalline acidity that provides a sizzling cadence and line across the palate. Finishes pure with a driven, tubular palate shape and dots of cream and curd on a core of pure lime. Made by Ian Hongell” – Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion