Riesling Tamar River Tasmania
An exclusively estate grown Riesling wine, from the superlative Kayena Vineyard on the banks of West Tamar and estate vineyards further afield along the apple isle's east coast. Exhibiting great purity of fruit character, an identifiably Tasmanian regionality and refreshing acidity that's a hallmark of the finest cool climate wines. Kayena Vineyard is drinking beautifully alongside prawns, scallops and whiting, a wonderful Tasmainan Riesling which would pair very well alongside traditional French inspired seafood recipes.
Tamar Ridge's objective is to retain the intense fruit characters developed in the cool climate vineyard. All efforts are aimed at nurturing the vines to achieve yields of Riesling at complete flavour ripeness, to be harvested and handled back at the winery in the soundest possible condition. Parcels are whole bunch pressed and immediately run off skins into fermenters with little or no skin contact. Juices are cold settled to remove any solids and inoculated with a selected aromatic yeast strain prior to vinification under strict temperature controls to maximise retention of lovely Riesling fruit characters. A cool and slow fermentation is followed by a number of weeks on primary yeast lees prior to racking.
Bright, pale straw with tinges of green. The nose is refreshingly bright with strong elements of lime juice and citrus blossom supported by hints of minerality and spice. Lean and tight with flavours of lime juice and fresh meyer lemon over a backbone of crunchy acidity which provides an insight into the staying power of the wine. Drinking beautifully alongside prawns, scallops and whiting, would pair very well with French inspired seafood recipes