Our just released 2020 Riesling

We are very pleased to announce that our 2020 Riesling is now available for purchase! Made from a combination of our ‘Old Vines’ (planted in 1974) and the (relatively!) younger ‘Young Vines’ (planted in 1995), this wine has an aromatic nose of citrus, chalk and hints of green apple. Reflecting the vintage, the palate shows intense lemon and lime flavours and a crisp, dry finish. With excellent length and balance, this wine would be a great match for grilled Tasmanian flathead and chips.

Our 2020 Riesling has already had wine show success, with three gold medals (2020 Berliner Wein Trophy Competition [Germany], 2020 New Zealand International Wine Show and 2021 China Wine & Spirit “Best Value” Awards [Hong Kong]) as well as two silver medals (2021 Concours International de Lyon [France] and 2021 Frankfurt International Trophy [Germany]).

Wine reviewers have also been enthusiastic. Jeni Port – who also writes for the James Halliday Wine Companion – tasted our 2020 Riesling and awarded it 94 points, stating “There is a zesty, lively start to the wine which arrives in hues of pale lemon. Intense fresh lime zest, lemon sorbet and pretty florals of apple and citrus blossom rise from the glass. The palate keeps firm to a citrus line with the most intriguing spice hiding in the shadows – almost gewurz-like – and fruit peel. Brisk acidity is in tune with the fruit intensity. The juicy lemon drop, fruit sweet core at the centre of the wine is highly complimentary, summoning the tastebuds into action. This wine offers the essential taste of cool climate riesling.” (Jeni's full review is available here).

Likewise, Curly Haslam-Coates, writing for The Wine Front, stated: "A jumble of fresh flowers, grasses and whooshes of cold air, like Midsomer but without the Murders. The youthful buoyancy continues on the palate with limes, green apples, peaches, pears and roses. Smooth and easy-drinking, the lively acidity combined with those fresh fruit flavours means this is a treat that will support some serious longevity. 94 points”.

Finally, Ralph Kyte-Powell awarded our 2020 Riesling 92 points, writing “Bright and new-looking, this is still very subdued in youth, but it has delightfully pristine Tassie riesling cues on nose and palate. Lemon, lime, herb and floral characters are very appetising, and a pleasant yeasty overtone adds interest. It tastes ripe and slightly fruit-sweet, with a bone-dry finish and quenching acid balance.”