The R139

Our desert style Riesling is a standout of the style. The lush sweetness and a generous acidity give this wine a great balance and clean finish. This wine is fantastic with a lemon tart and the best way to end any meal or cheese platter.

Some Past Vintages

The 2016 Riesling R139 – “While virtually every other grape variety would be challenged by 139g/l of residual sugar, riesling is a crusader of impeccable balance due to its whirlwind of high acidity, sweeping across the dainty palate and whisking the sweetness into an ether of dryness. Pear Eau de Vie, ginger, quince and citrus chutney stream across the mouth before being corralled into the long, precise, delicate finish.” (94 points AWC)

Trophy – Best Sweet Wine – 2019 Tasmanian Wine Show

The 2015 Riesling R139 – Exquisite flavour. More than enough complexity tucked up its sleeve but the run of sweet citrussy flavour and the carry of it through the finish is top notch. 375ml. 95 points.” (James Halliday, AWC 2017)

The 2010 Riesling R139 – “Bright green-gold; since first tasted in January ’11 when it won gold at the Tasmanian Wine Show, the wine has developed another dimension of complexity to its pure, sweet lime juice aromas and flavours; the acidity is a perfect foil for its luscious sweetness. It will last for as long as you can keep your hands off it. 96 Points Alcohol:9.2% Drink by: 2020 Date tasted: 28/8/2012 (James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion).

The 2009 Riesling R139 – “Intense and luscious citrus with lime overtones. Balancing acidity creates great length and intensity”. Halliday 94 points.

Silver Medals – 2010, 2011 and 2012 TWS

Silver Medals – 2011 RHWS

The 2008 Riesling R139 – “…bright straw-green; intense, fine lime juice; very long, the acidity providing the all-important balance. 96 points “ (James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012)

Trophy – Best 2008 Vintage Wine, 2009 TWS
Trophy – Best Sweet Wine, 2009 TWS.

The 2007 Riesling R139 – ” Riesling has a medium lemon-straw colour and presents aromas of lime leaves, straw, lanolin and honeyed lemon with a hint of toast. Very sweet (139 grams per litre of residual sugar) and well balanced by very crisp acid, it has a modest level of alcohol (9.2%), wonderfully silky texture and a long honeyed finish. Drinking now, it should cellar to 2016+” .(Lisa Perotti-Brown, MW)

Silver Medal – 2010 and 2011 TWS
Silver Medal – 2011 and 2012 RHWS