The R9

Our most popular Riesling style and perhaps the most conventional; this is what is usually expected with a dry Riesling. The residual sugar, although only 9 grams, is enough to broaden the wine on the palate and the acidic lemon and lime found in the R0 give way to the sweeter versions of the fruit. There are usually hints of peach and grapefruit as well. The lovely floral nose remains and the extra residual sugar gives the wine a balance that softens the acid found in the R0.  The R9 matches well with seafood and meats such as turkey or chicken.

Some Past Vintages

The 2015 Riesling R9 – “It feels complete. There’s sweetness here but the swing of acidity and gentle textural elements have the wine slinging both deliciously and long through the palate. Irresistible is the word. 95 points” (James Halliday, 2017 AWC)

The 2014 Riesling R9 – Double Gold Medal – 2016 Six Nations Wine Challenge

“Continues a remarkable track record of show success and deserved critical acclaim. The magic of the wine comes from its very low pH, high acidity and just under 9g/l of residual sugar. Coupled with its low alcohol, it makes this irresistible, and you don’t realise the acidity has hidden the sugar. 97 points.” James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, 2015.

“The R9 here signifies nine grams of residual sugar, meaning this delicious wine is on the drier end of the spectrum but not ultra dry. This is reminiscent of some of the fine rieslings of Germany without the price tag. Straw coloured, it has a fragrant tropical nose leading to a palate with citrus line and length.” Winsor Dobbin, Wine Writer, The Examiner, 26 October, 2014

The 2013 Riesling R9 – “Bright straw-green; a whirling dervish of lime and grapefruit juice, mineral and acidity that leaves no corner of the mouth untouched; the juxtaposition of fruit and 9g/l of residual sugar has a promise of honey around the corner.  Rating: 95   Drink by: 2023  Alc: 10.4%”  (James Halliday, November 2013)

Silver Medal – 2013 RHWS, 2012 Tasmanian Wine Show (TWS)

The 2012 Riesling R9 – has lifted passionfruit and citrus bouquet with a continual palate balanced by intense clean acid.   Like its predecessors, a wine that will gain even more complexity with age. (Greg Melick, Owner)

Trophy – 2014  Tasmanian Wine Show – Best Riesling

Trophy – 2013  Six Nations Wine Challenge – Best Riesling

Trophy – 2013  Six Nations Wine Challenge – Best White Wine of Show
Trophy – 2013  Tasmanian Wine Show – Best Riesling.
Trophy – 2013  Tasmanian Wine Show – Best 2012 Vintage.