2021 Parish Vineyard Riesling
Yalumba’s Robert Hill Smith and Louisa Rose of Pewsey Vale & Heggies fame are intrinsically linked with Eden Valley Riesling. They had also long admired the potential of Tasmanian Riesling, so when the opportunity came up to work with a unique site of mature Riesling vines they jumped at it. Located in the Coal River valley, this small block of Riesling is hidden in the midst of larger plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines.
Brilliant pale straw colour with a distinct glimmer of green to the outskirts and a watery hue. Expressive lime, green pear and granny smith apple scents are followed by talc, subtle orange rind and minerals. Texturally full, rich and boasting magnificent fruit intensity, lime, citrus and orange rind flavours surge across the palate with exceptional power. Notions of green apple, chalky talc and minerals lie underneath. Racy acidity with a long, concentrated and viscous like finish.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.