When picked at optimal level of ripeness, the riesling grape has a beautiful dusty pale lemony gold colour, with a sweet musk stick flavour. With care and attention, we aim to retain these characters through to the finished wine.
- VIC - Other Victorian
New wine out of the Tar & Roses stable. 80% Nagambie Lakes / 20% Strathbogie Ranges. Dry.
Excellent intensity. Burst of lime, spice, some mineral, gunsmoke. Striking acidity, a spear from start to the long finish. Has a textural quality despite its acidity. Impressive lime-juice purity. That hint of orange blossom so characteristic of Nagambie Lakes riesling. This is good. Rating 92 - Drink to 2022+, Campbell MAttinson, The Wine Front (NOV/2013)
The first riesling from Tar & Roses, 80% sourced from Nagambie Lakes, 20% from the Strathbogie Ranges. Given the decades Don Lewis spent at the winemaking helm of Mitchelton, it's an overdue move. The flowery, blossom and musk aromas lead into a generous palate of lime juice and lemon curd, freshened on the finish by good acidity. Rating 92 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale green with hints of gold.
Our style has a spring flower bouquet of orange and quince blossom plus hints of sweet citrusy pink grapefruit.
A delicious mouth filling burst of many flavours reminiscent of lemon meringue pie and Bickfords lime cordial with a crisp dry, lingering finish.
New season asparagus wrapped in proscuitto.