Riesling is one of the world's most respected grape varieties and Tasmania is renowned as an up-and-coming Riesling region, producing world-class expressions of this variety for incredibly good value.
The Sandy Bay Estate Riesling is a dry, zippy example, bursting with lemon curd, red apples, a refreshing lime acidity and elegant florals. This wine is the definition of pristine, cool-climate fruit from Tasmania and made to be enjoyed with food.
Bright pale straw, with green hues.
Zesty citrus and powdery white florals.
Elegant lemon curd and lime juice satiate the palate with a fine acidity and weight. This wine is aptly balanced with lingering ripe citrus and red apple fruit.
Can be enjoyed now and will reward careful cellaring of two to five years.
One of the coolest and wettest Octobers in history hampered flowering and reduced yields by 30-40%. A cooler ripening period produced wines with lower alcohol, slightly higher acidity and greater elegance.
Pristine Riesling was soured from the Coal River and Tamar Valleys. Fruit was hand-picked, chilled and pressed to stainless steel tanks for cold settling, before racking with light lees for fermentation. Fermentation occurred at cool temperatures, followed by 11 months maturation on fine lees before careful blending and bottling with minimal additions.
- Alcohol: 12.0%
- pH: 3.0
- Acidity (TA): 7.77 g/L
- Residual Sugar: 5.7 g/L
Scallop ceviche with chilli & lime.