Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling

Tim Adams Riesling 2019

Clare Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    11.5%

Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling is a long time favourite Australian Riesling and the 2019 vintage 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 2019 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.

"95 Points. In one sense there's nothing much to say about this wine, simply because its persona is classic Clare. Lemon, lemongrass and lime fruit are fused together by acidity that doesn't jar on the finish, simply providing the all-important length and crisp finish. $24.00 11.5% alc. Drink By 2034 Screwcap" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

"Tim Adams is one of the heroes of the Clare Valley, producing a range of interesting wines at realistic prices. This is one of the first 2019 rieslings to be released and it is a little ripper with oodles of bright, fresh citrus flavours, tangy minerality and refreshing acidity. Adams describes the conditions for the 2019 vintage in the Clare as “brilliant” and this wine is testimony to that. Pair with old school fish and chips. $24." - Winsor Dobbin, Ciao Magazine, August 2019.

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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 pressing 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 dry ripening conditions leading into 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.

Winemaking Notes: Remaining true to our commitment to make quality Riesling expressing pure 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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