Riesling Clare Valley South Australia
A collation of choice Riesling parcels, assembled from the Morrisons, Tim Adams, Baum and Goldsack properties in Valley Clare. Tim Adams focus is exclusively on Clare Valley fruit, selected on the basis of exemplary varietal expression and authentic regional expression. A pure Riesling wine, vinified exclusively from the first free run juices of crush, essential to the ultimate integrity of the finished wine, capturing an intensity of flavour and pristine, recognizably Clare Valley aromatic character.
Tim Adams began his career as cellarhand at the Stanley Wine Company in 1975. He progressed to the position of laboratory assistant in the following year, with the encouragement of Mick Knappstein, Adams began his formal studies in viticulture. Years of passion and hard have achieved a range of the most elegant wines, without forgetting obligations to the Australian wine industry, environment and wider community. Following harvest and the crush, retaining only the first 500 litres per tonne of free run juice, a fortnight of ferments at 12°C to 14°C, is followed by protein and cold stabilization to normal standards, a minimal amount of sulphur dioxide has been used to finish the final wine.
Light, pale straw hue. Tim Adams shows very lifted Riesling character, citrus aromatics, lemon and fresh cut limes. The palate is seamless with a lovely moderate viscosity before a brisk acid finish. Clare Valley Rieslings are delicate yet animate and enduring, eminently enjoyable when young and zesty, sublime when left to mature.