Hand-harvested from an exceptional, award winning Tamar Valley vineyard, the opportunity to work with such outstanding fruit sees a rare departure from our philosophy of winemaking using exclusively Delamere estate grown fruit.
This dry Riesling displays a complex and intriguing aroma of lime, stone-fruit and crushed dried herbs. It is a rich wine with plenty of body and texture. The stone-fruit aromas carry through to the palate to be jointed by hints of passionfruit, forming a flavour that builds and lasts, with the crisp mineral acidity give the wine a clean finish. The fullness and texture of this wine was achieved through a very cool long fermentation and time on yeast lees in tank. It will harmonize marvellously with fish (cooked or raw), shellfish and seafood, and will also go well with white meat dishes such as coq au vin.
Thirteen-year old vines on own roots, vertical shoot position, cane pruned. Cropping levels in 2009 of 6 tonnes per ha.
The 2009 vintage saw a break from the trend of warm seasons over the previous four years. With cooler than average temperatures, the ripening was slow but steady. Crop levels were well below average and this, in combination with the cool season, has given the wines great depth of flavour. The 2009 season will be known for low volumes and high quality.
||West Tamar, Tasmania
||No oak used