Left nine months on lees with 25% of the grapes seeing skin contact. Nine grams of residual sugar. 80% of the fruit comes from the Tamar Valley in Tasmania’s north with the rest sourced from the Coal Valley in the south.
Lemon sorbet, golden delicious apples, Schweppes lime cordial and barley. Mellifluous with a good amount of palate weight and enough mineral focus. Phenolics pinch tightly leaving a mineral tail. Smells good but lacks the genuine tension of a Germanic expression – which the name suggests it’s modelled after. The sense of sweetness up-front seems a little out of kilter. Still a pretty good wine mind you. 91
Tasted: March 2014