Tim Adams Riesling 2018

Tim Adams Riesling 2018

Clare Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    11%
Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling is a long time favourite Australian Riesling and the 2018 is again a benchmark example. Tim Adams utilises only 'free run juice' at crushing, allowing him to deliver an intensely flavoured and aromatic example that still manages the retain the delicacy Clare Valley Riesling is famous for. The 2018 Tim Adams Riesling opens with plenty of floral and citrus aromatics of grapefruit, lime and lemon. The palate is seamless with a richness of flavour built from perfect ripening conditions leading into a stellar vintage. This will please the many fans of this benchmark Clare Valley Riesling and comes with our highest recommendation.

"Start with this light dry riesling. Adams only uses free-run juice in this wine. It retains such a beautiful purity with floral minerally notes and a dusting of lemon zest. Palate is crisp and racy with a precise long finish. 93/100"- Ray Jordan, West Australian, September 19, 2018.

"This delicious young riesling shows citrus, floral and mineral characters on the nose and palate, with a crisp acid finish. Enjoy now or over the next decade with fresh seafood or lighter chicken dishes." - Mike Frost, Brisbane News, September 2018.

"I love this dry white’s trademark Clare Valley floral notes and the lean limey citrus characters on the palate. Tim, who these days goes under the title of director of winemaking, and his winemaker Brett Schutz are justly proud of this wine, which will mature gracefully for many, many years, especially under its screwcap."- John Rozentals, OZ Baby Boomers, August 2018.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Owner and winemaker, Tim Adams, began his career in the wine industry as a cellarhand at the Stanley Wine Company in 1975, steadily working his way through the ranks to become winemaker in 1981 following graduation. The first inclination to leave came in 1985, when Tim and his wife were approached by local cooper Bill Wray to form a partnership of the two families to make wine and small oak casks.

The first wines under the Adams & Wray label were released in September 1986, by which time Tim had left the Stanley Wine Company. In May 1987 the Adams & Wray partnership was dissolved, and Tim and his wife Pam took full control of the renamed Tim Adams Wines. In late 1987 they purchased the existing winery site and opened the cellar door in January 1988.
South Australia
Clare Valley
Description: The use of only the free run juice at crushing has resulted in this wine being intensely flavoured and aromatic, retaining delicacy at the same time. The wine has lifted varietal Riesling character with floral and citrus aromatics of grapefruit, lime and lemon. The palate is seamless with a richness of flavour built from perfect ripening conditions leading into a stellar vintage. The wine retains freshness due to our trademark brisk natural acid finish.

Rieslings from the Clare Valley are enjoyable for many years; zesty and spirited when youthful or left over time their maturation is slow, graceful, and worthy of appreciation. Our Riesling is a prime example of this wonderful phenomenon. Use as an aperitif and enjoy with any seafood and white meats over the next ten years.

Winemaking Notes: Remaining true to our commitment to make quality Riesling expressing true regionality, only the free run juice was used to make this premium Clare Valley Riesling.

Following crushing, de-juicing and juice clarification, fermentation proceeded for two weeks at 12-14°C. The wine has been protein and cold stabilised to normal standards and fined with isinglass. Minimal sulphur dioxide has been used and our Riesling contains only natural acidity.

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