derwent estate riesling 2019

Derwent Estate Riesling 2018

Northern Tasmania, Tasmania   |    750ml   |    12%
Derwent Estate is a family owned and operated winery situated just 20 minutes North of Hobart, Tasmania. Located at 42 degrees south latitude this is genuine Cool climate Viticulture. Tasmania is rapidly gaining a reputation as Australia’s premier cool-climate winemaking areas.

This 2018 Derwent Estate Riesling is another high quality offering from Derwent Estate, aromatic and bright, with the palate showing plenty of apple, lime and excellent weight leading to chalky phenolics and a clean, fresh finish.

Availability: In stock

$24.90
Only available for purchase in 12 bottle increments.
Derwent Estate is a family owned and operated winery situated just 20 minutes North of Hobart, Tasmania. Located at 42 degrees south latitude this is genuine Cool climate Viticulture. Tasmania is rapidly gaining a reputation as Australia’s premier cool-climate winemaking areas.

There are currently three generations of family members currently involved in the Derwent Estate, planted on the historic Mt Nassau property which has been in the current owner’s family since 1913.

Derwent Estate are currently producing an impressive range of cool-climate wines, with the quality seemingly improving with each release. Current standouts in the range including their Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
12
Tasmania
Northern Tasmania
750
12
Vineyard Notes: On a north facing bank of the Derwent River this 28-year-old cool-climate vineyard in Southern Tasmania has its Riesling block on the uppermost slope. The soils are shallow, permeable loams over limestone that allow this variety to develop intensity and definition while retaining delicacy.

Winemaking: Hand picked on four separate picking days; one early, and one late for different flavour profiles, one grown specifically for skin contact, and the final component is destined for lees stirring without sulphur. Pressed under inert gas. The juice is fermenting within 24hrs of harvest, without being chilled or reheated. The fermentation takes place using cultured yeast at extremely cool temperatures, below 9 degrees C, over 30-35 days. The wine is stabilised, lightly fined, filtered and bottled. All within 90 days from harvest.

Tasting Notes: Aromatic and bright, married with a beautiful texture and clean acid finish. The time in the bottle has resulted in the perfect balance between acid and fruit. Aroma: Mandarin, lime, honeysuckle. Palate: Citrus, sherbet, chalky phenolics, bright acid finish.

Style: This is a dry Riesling with only 3.5g/l of residual

Colour: Pale Straw

Bouquet: Mandarin, lime, honeysuckle

Palate: Citrus, sherbet, chalky phenolics, bright acid finish

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential: 20 Years

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