With 69 grams per litre of residual sugar, the R69 is a jump into the medium-sweet style. The cooler climate and extended growing season allows our Riesling to maintain the higher acid levels needed to balance this style with the sweetness. This is the surprising ‘food match’ wine – the sweetness pairs well with hot spices, fatty pork belly and Asian style cuisine, or simply with cheese and fruit. It is versatile and expresses an abundance of peach, pear and melon. The natural acidity provides a lovely clean finish.
Some Past Vintages
The 2015 Riesling R69 – “Soft and semi-intense but with excellent line and length. Oranges. Fresh picked and cut. With squeezes of lemon, even grapefruit. Simply, lovely. 94 points” (James Halliday, 2017 AWC)
The 2013 Riesling R69 – tasting notes coming soon.
The 2011 Riesling R69 – “Pale straw-green; a truly lovely young wine; near perfect balance of all its components, despite the (deliberately) high residual sugar; all-up, elegant but intense; the ’10 gives a glimpse of its future”. 95 points (James Halliday, AWC)
Silver Medal – 2013 Tasmanian Wine Show
The 2010 Riesling R69 – is … “pale green-gold; a stunningly rich and complex wine, with exceptional balance, line and length; fresh lime juice is a diamond-cut expression of the variety its key word elegance.” 95 points (James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012)
Trophy – 2013 RHWS – Best Sweet Wine – Unfortified
Gold Medal – 2013 RHWS
Gold Medal – 2012 Tasmanian Wine Show (TWS)
Silver medals – 2012 RHWS and 2013 TWS
Gold Medal – 2011 RHWS
The 2009 Riesling R69 … “gives a good intensity of ripe grapefruit, peach and fresh pear aromas with some apple blossom and acacia honey hints. Sweet (69 grams per litre of residual sugar) and light bodied with a lower alcohol (10% declared), it fills the mouth with honeyed stone fruit and citrus flavours, finishing long. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2019+”..(Lisa Perotti-Brown, MW)
Trophy – 2010 TWS – Best 2009 Wine
Trophy – 2012 RHWS – Best Sweet Dessert Wine
Trophy – 2012 RHWS – Best Tasmanian White Wine