“Every component is so precisely balanced you have to stand back and let the wine work its magic, caressing the mouth with tendrils of ripe lemon, grapefruit and passionfruit that reach their peak at the lingering aftertaste.” 95 Points, James Halliday – Halliday Wine Companion 2020
“This is a wine that puts the word ‘lilt’ onto centre stage. It’s dry but it feels off-dry; it’s the weight of fruit. It’s about as beguiling as a young white wine can be. Bit of a wow moment.” 94 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The WineFront
The 2017 season can be considered as close to perfect as you can get for winemaking in Tasmania. Moderate crops, even ripening, great natural acidity with a long ‘Indian Summer’ to finish the season perfectly. The 2017 Riesling is a blend made from two mature vineyards in the Coal River Valley (67%) and the Huon Valley (33%) harvested at the beginning and end of April respectively.
The hand-picked fruit is lightly crushed before gentle pressing to tank, with pressings included for structure and flavour. A period of maturation on the yeast lees allows the wines to further develop texture. This is a wine with intensity and finesse.