2022 R69 Riesling

Coal River Valley, Tasmania
9.3% / 750ml

Pale green-yellow hue; a lifted perfume of honey, lime and lemon blossoms and the palate is rich and yet super-fine, the sweetness balancing out what is surely quite high acidity. The end result is gorgeous flavour and fruit/sugar/acid balance. The persistent honey note suggests the grapes were fully ripe. The finish is clean and harmonious. A smashing 'kabinett' style wine that will richly reward some cellaring. - Huon Hooke

96 / 100
Real Review
Tasting Notes

A beautiful candied nose: spearmint jubes and lemon drops. Pale green gold. Juicy, though very clean and vibrant, and finishing with refreshing acid.

Winemakers Notes

After selective 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.