2021 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.

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James Halliday
From the Coal River Valley; made by Sam Connew. Acidity is the secret to all things sweet, and the cool 2021 harvest was idyllic for wines of this ilk. Pale straw green; it leaps from the glass with brilliant purity of white lily fragrance, Granny Smith apple, lime and lemon. Not a molecule out of place. Sublime line and length. Irresistibly seductive right away, with decades of potential yet.
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