2022 R139 Riesling (375ml)

Riesling
Coal River Valley, Tasmania
7.6% / 375ml

Light straw-yellow hue; intense honeysuckle aromas, fresh and clean and bright, with undertones of mandarin and florals/blossoms in profusion. There is plenty of sweetness beautifully balanced with the fruit and acidity, resulting in a late-picked 'auslese' style that is uncannily like the German wines it seeks to emulate. Huon Hooke

$37

The cane cut riesling is an excellent complement to various food dishes, including foie gras, blue cheese, and desserts, without being overpowering. It pairs perfectly with desserts such as pineapple tart tatin and strudel, as well as stronger blue vein cheeses like roquefort. 375ml bottle

95 / 100
Gold
Tasmanian Wine Show 2024
97 / 100
Real Review
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

The 2022 Tasmanian vintage was a modest one, like 2021 but with better and higher yields than 2020. A warm and dry spring was followed by a significant amount of rainfall towards the end of summer. Despite this, it was an overall good year, with exceptional fruit grown across the Coal River Valley.