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Tasmania Riesling 2017

Heemskerk

Tasmania Riesling 2017

Heemskerk

Tasmania Riesling 2017

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$45.00
750 mL
$31.00
6 x 750 mL
$186.00

Overview

Overview

Heemskerk was an integral player in developing Tasmania's wine industry, long before the island reached its current state of popularity. Graham Wiltshire established the Heemskerk vineyard in 1975 and today the label looks a little further afield, making wines that reflect some of Tasmania's best vineyard sites.

The north-east facing Riversdale vineyard is planted on the well draining sandy loam soils on the banks of the Coal River in Southern Tasmania. Moderate ripening weather, tempered by its proximity to the water, allows the development of mouth watering acidity and punchy fruit flavours.

The grapes are handpicked and because of the purity of the juice, it is not fined in order to retain its freshness.

Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Tasmania
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 11.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2021

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Primary fruit characteristics of fresh lemon and creamy complexity, creating an enticing nose.

Flavours and Palate

" Soft sherbet Tasmanian acidity. Ripe lemon fruit with hints of mandarin give the palate weight and structure.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Cheese
Cured Meat
Spicy Food

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

95 points Huon Hooke
Trophy 2018 Tasmanian Wine Show
Gold 2018 Tasmanian Wine Show
Silver 2018 Canbera Internation Riesling Challenge
Bronze 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show

Huon Hooke

"Delicate, restrained, flowery aroma, with a slight grassy herbal inflexion. The palate is crisp and light, delicate and restrained, refined and lovely, with very good length. Delicate yet intense. The acidity is mouth-watering and balanced. A classic Tas riesling."

Viticulture

Viticulture

The 2017 vintage in Southern Tasmania was characterised by a return more “normal” cooler growing season temperatures. This resulted in very pure fruit flavours and high natural acidities; perfect for varietal and expressive wines.