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2017 Shy Susan Riesling

Tasmania

Highly rated small batch Riesling from Tasmania. A class act from Jo Marsh and Glenn James.

$38.00

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Bit of a wow moment.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Two winemakers. Two Tasmanian vineyards. One variety. One very tasty Riesling.

This Riesling was crafted by winemaking and husband and wife team, Glenn James and Jo Marsh - the brains behind Billy Button and Pandora's Amphora. The Shy Susan wines are their latest exploits.

They combine two sites for this wine - the richer fruit from the Coal River Valley lends weight and structure, the fruit from the cooler site in the Huon Valley gives a very fine line of acidity and beautiful floral aromatics.

This is excellent drinking. A fine example of the high quality of Riesling that Tasmania is producing today.

Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2017 season can be considered as close to perfect as you can get for winemaking in Tasmania. Moderate crops, even ripening, great natural acidity with a long 'Indian Summer' to finish the season perfectly. The 2017 Riesling is a blend made from two mature vineyards in the Coal River Valley (67%) and the Huon Valley (33%) harvested at the beginning and end of April respectively.

The hand-picked fruit was lightly crushed before gentle pressing to tank, with pressings included for structure and flavour. After racking off juice solids the blend components were initially 'fermented' briefly with a 'non-conventional' Metschnikowia pulcherimma strain before fermenting with a our own blend of strains to complete fermentation. Once complete a period of maturation on the yeast lees allowed the wines to further develop texture.

The blending together the powerful Coal River Valley fruit with the finesse and delicacy of the Huon Valley has created a wine with intensity and finesse.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Glenn James and Jo Marsh
Glenn James and Jo Marsh
Alpine Valleys, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Orange blossom, lime, red apples. Almost see licorice here. Incredible texture. Incredible elegance. “It shows off my knowledge of ‘the art of blending’, from my experience at large companies,” James says. This is a wine that puts the word ‘lilt’ onto centre stage. It’s dry but it feels off-dry; it’s the weight of fruit. It’s about as beguiling as a young white wine can be. Bit of a wow moment." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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