Established in 1974, Pipers Brook Vineyard is a pioneer and leader in the Tasmanian wine industry. Pipers Brook wines are entirely estate grown and bottled, and take advantage of time-honoured traditional methods as well as advanced oenological developments.
This approach allows the utmost integrity of the product throughout the entire process. An uncompromising stance in regards to site selection, and a meticulous approach to viticulture and winemaking create wines which are a distinctive reflection of both the vineyard and region of origin.
- TAS - Tasmania
Winery Tasting Notes
Shimmering pale lime, indicative of its cool climate origins.
Blossom filled bouquet and scented perfumed talc, fresh green apple, the lift of lemon grass and honey suckle, all nicely interwoven with natural cool climate acidity which gives a distinctive flinty slate and quartz mineral aroma.
Bursting with flavour, yet delicate and highly complex, a palate awash with mineral rich tones, elegance and nicely integrated green apple, lemon grass, razor sharp citrus fruits and a hint of nectarine. The over all balance of the wine is tight crisp and dry, with a distinct mineral slate and fine quartz edge that leads the flavours. Light skin tannin from maceration on skins offering structure and textural appeal, whilst the tight expressive acid lifting and supports the complexity of the finish.
Pipers Brook Rieslings are well known for their aging potential and will develop wonderful soft honey and aviation characters with age, but also drinking beautifully as a tight crisp young aromatic wine. A likely life span through to 2020 or beyond, with the best years being 2014-2018.
In its youth the wine is superb with lightly spiced vegetable dishes, braised Belgium endive au Gratin, asparagus with Parmesan shavings and balsamic vinaigrette. Thai pork stir-fry, however with some bottle age it matches beautifully with salt and pepper squid, oysters with limejuice, canapé-sized whitebait fritters, Thai or Asian cuisine, has a real charm with Vietnamese.