Thursday, 21 November 2013

Stargazer Riesling 2013

The best Riesling I have had this year? Umm...Yes!

A creation of Samantha Connew, the fruit is sourced from a single vineyard 20 minutes north of Hobart in the Derwent Valley, the vines were planted in 1993. With a total of 1854 bottles produced, the fruit was 100% wild yeast fermented and left on lees until bottling.

Dangerously fresh, the wine leaps from the glass. Aromas are bright with lime juice, finger lime pulp and white flowers stealing centre stage. The wild yeast fermentation has done its bit and the sexy texture is what lured me in. It's stone fruit like and just hangs on. Simply divine. There is a squeeze of lime juice on the finish with a zingy citrusy thing going on just to give you something else to think about.

Rated on the International Riesling Foundation taste profile as Medium Dry.

Available through premium outlets such as Brisbane's Craft Wine Store (end of November), Sydney's Camperdown Cellars, Five Ways Cellars and Bonds Corner Cellars or simply jump online.

Sunshine, lying under a shady tree and this...yep. Sounds perfect.

Who: Stargrazer
What: Riesling (12.5% alc)
Where: Derwent Valley, Tasmania
When: 2013
How: $30