The start of the new calendar year has traditionally marked the release of several new wines, and 2020 is no different! We’re very pleased to announce the release of the following ‘duo’ of 2018 Riesling wines:
- 2018 “Old Vine” Reserve Riesling – We are the proud custodians of probably the oldest commercial Riesling block in Tasmania, planted in 1974. In excellent vintages we make a special Reserve Riesling solely from grapes picked from these old vines. This is a powerful and bold wine, with a fragrant nose of citrus and mineral characters flowing onto a lengthy palate of lemon and lime juice, as well as a hint of grapefruit. It is simply delicious now yet can be cellared with absolute confidence. Five gold medals and 96 points from James Halliday too, who commented that the wine “… simply ratchets up the power of all the inputs and will give pleasure when very young or very old – and any point along the way”.
- 2018 Estate Riesling – this wine is very much in our traditional style. An aromatic nose of lemon pith and lime juice flows onto a palate of bright citrus and green apple flavours as well as crisp Tasmanian acidity. The resulting wine has excellent length and is perfectly suited to a range of cuisines, including freshly grilled Tasmanian seafood. It has already been awarded three gold medals, while James Halliday awarded this wine 94 points, writing that it was “….finely structured and balanced; apple, lime and lemon flavours of a new-born wine; its future is assured, as the acidity and residual sugar are in balance. It will be a steady building process, offering pleasure every point along the way”.
The “Old Block” and the (not quite as old!) “Young Block” (planted in 1995) are mere metres apart yet show as independent and quite different wines. It is very interesting to try both and see the difference! You can purchase both of these new Riesling wines, as well as any of our other current release wines, via our secure online shop here – remember that you can mix and match with the total minimum order being only 6 bottles, and we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard or Amex.