2021 Rivulet Sylvie Sylvaner

Huon Valley, TAS

Spice and texture combine in this skinsy Sylvaner from Tasmania


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About The Wine

It's rare to see an Aussie Sylvaner, and even rarer to see one this good, so the Rivulet Sylvie is definitely something to be excited about.

Made with two parcels of Sylvaner, one fermented on skins for 5 days and the other for 21 days, it's the kind of wine you might expect to see from the Jura region in France (only with a little more freshness here). The use of 20% new oak, a range of barrel sizes and lees ageing has created a wine with lots of tang and zing while having a silky, almost full-bodied palate of complex fruit flavours.

A terrific wine at a great price with heaps of personality.

About Rivulet

Rivulet Wines is the brand of winemaker Keira O'Brien, who decided to create her own label after having worked for other Tasmanian wineries. Her desire is to work with special parcels of fruit and have a "playful" attitude towards the winemaking, only releasing very small quantities of wine in the process; which is fitting as "rivulet" means a small stream of water".

O'Brien likes to make wines "with texture, precision and purity in mind", and she crafts them from well-known varieties such as Pinot Noir and Riesling, as well as rarer ones such as Sylvaner and Siegerrebe.

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Keira O'Brien, winemaker at Rivulet
Additional Info

From the Producer

Through the river and the forest, on her way to the sun. Sylvie is an old latin name for the spirit of the forest and also the name of our youngest and cheekiest winery assistant.

100% Sylvaner grown at Elsewhere Vineyard in the Huon Valley. Handpicked on 28 April 2021 and fermented with wild yeast, with a parcel on skins for 5 days and the remaining fruit fermented on skins for 21 days. Pressed to a mix of French oak barriques and puncheons with 20% new oak. Six months on lees in oak with no stirring. Total production 1554 bottles.

Blend : Sylvaner (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"100% Sylvaner from the Elsewhere vineyard. It sees quite a bit of skin contact before going into oak, some of which is new. "It was hard not to just hook straight into this. It’s so textural, so fresh, so zippy and yet so complex. It’s smoky, dry, slightly coffeed, driven by stonefruit and thoroughly engaging at every turn. It then finishes with a confident burst, especially once it’s had time to breathe. It’s very good." Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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