2020 R139 Riesling (375ml)

Coal River Valley, Tasmania
8.5% / 375ml

Our sweet wine, also known as "sticky" and identified as R139 in our range, offers a well-balanced taste, with the residual sugar lifted by the fantastic acidity that characterizes our terroir driven rieslings. Add 6 more for up to 10% off standard bottle prices.

95 / 100
Reviewed by Tyson Stelzer
Halliday Wine Companion
'Pristine dessert riesling of crystalline structure, pitch-perfect purity and jubilant persistence. Acidity is the game for all sweet wines, declaring its greatness here in an ice-pick of frozen wild lemon and lime juice. Boiled lolly sweetness has been perfectly gauged to almost (but not quite) meet it in the middle, which is just as it should be. Great persistence and never-ending endurance.'
Tasting Notes

'A huge nose of intense lime, apricot and honey. The palate is rich and unctuous, with fabulous concentration but never heavy. It builds and finishes with a crescendo of cumquat and preserved lime notes. Tangy acidity is cleverly concealed and keeps everything in check and lively.'

—Tasting notes writtten in the winter of 2022 by wine writer, Jeremy Holmes.

Winemakers Notes

The vines selected for the dessert riesling are cane-cut where the grapes are then left to shrivel on the vine, concentrating the sugar within the berries, before being harvested later in the season.

After selective hand-picking, the fruit is gently bag pressed and cold settled for 48 hours. Post racking, the juice is inoculated with a neutral yeast and fermented at cool temperatures for around three weeks. After the ferment has been stopped at the required sugar level, the wine spends around 6-8 weeks on lees before being prepared for bottling.

Vintage Notes