Tasmania’s cool maritime climate produces a Riesling with fine delicate mineralized zesty flavours. The vines are hand-tended and grown on a VSP cane and spur pruned trellises which maximize the exposure of the maturing bunches to the sun, thus achieving full ripeness and well-balanced flavours whilst allowing the skins to retain a nice textural tannin contribution when allowed to macerate on skin.
- TAS - Tasmania
Winery Tasting Notes
Very pale lemon & lime, indicative of its cool climate origins.
Finely scented perfume talc nose, characterized by guava, vanilla bean and citrus peel fruit aromas, all with the subtle tones of Lemongrass, pineapple and apple blossom which is nicely interwoven with natural cool climate acidity giving distinctive flinty mineral notes.
Mineral rich flavours, The palate is elegant and refined very subtle guava, nicely integrated candy lemon peel, tangy lime juice, and flavours of pineapple and pears. The over all balance of the wine is tight crisp and dry, with a distinct quartz mineral edge. The light skin tannin from some maceration offering structure and the tight expressive acid tones lifting and providing complexity on the finish.
Pipers Brook Rieslings is known for its aging potential and will develop wonderful soft honey toasty characters with age, also drinking beautifully as a fresh crisp young aromatic wine. A likely life span through to 2017 or beyond, with the best years being 2013-2019.
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, and lemon chicken salad.