The second release of this wine (and drier than Sam’s other/original Riesling). Sourced from Sam’s own vineyards in the subregion of Tea Tree in the NW side of the Coal River Valley region of Tasmania. Sam highlights that the soil is Palisander which in layman’s terms is clay loam over ironstone with a high level of calcium, which she mentions promotes thick skins. She loves the extra flavour that is gained from this. – Neil Thompson, wholesaler.
Sam’s definitely correct when it comes to the correlation between thick skins and texture. This has a lovely, gentle mouthfeel and real presence of primary fruit on the palate. The wine successfully combines the piercing acidity that Tassie can be so well known for, and the added fruit-weight that is gained from the 8 hour skin maceration. Flavours are pristine, with a real purity to the fruit. Lemon balm, lemon pith, white florals, hints of generosity to the mid-palate and a long and slightly coiled finish. Highly recommended. – Ches Cook, FWC