2023 Helm Tumbarumba Riesling

Highly Rated
Super fine, delicate wine from Tumbarumba, courtesy of Riesling virtuoso Ken Helm.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Among a slew of new Riesling releases the Helm wines stood out again, and particularly this lacy, intricate example from Tumbarumba.

Ethereal in tone, super dry, but with a wonderful fruit intensity, mostly lime and fresh melon. A crackling, refreshing wine.

It should be more expensive but we're glad it's not - Riesling remains the best bargain in Australian wine.

"A glorious wine at an enticing price."
- 96 pts, James Halliday

"Whoa! Quite a delicate expression but has courage."
- 94 pts, Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Our goal is to produce quality Rieslings right across Australia that show the diverse terroir or characteristics of each region. This style was first made in 2013 when the perfect opportunity arose to source some superb Riesling from Juliet Cullen’s Excelsior (GM 110 clone ) vineyard planted in 2005 in near Tumbarumba. After its success we decided to make this wine an ongoing part of the Helm Riesling family. It was made using the same careful winemaking techniques that we use for our other Riesling styles and illustrates the important influence that terroir has on a wine.

Region: Tumbarumba, NSW
Blend: Riesling (100%)
Closure: 750ml
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96 Points - "The citrus and apple blossom of the bouquet and piercing drive of the palate have Germanic overtones as lime and glittering acidity take control of proceedings. A glorious wine at an enticing price. Tumbarumba is a relatively new region for riesling, but is ideally suited." - James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)

94 points - "Tightly wound, limey and intense, very skittish and energetic with really nervy, pink grapefruity acidity at the core. Citrus mayhem! Delightful in that way. Crystalline texture, good length and persistence. Acid hounds unite! Whoa! Quite a delicate expression but has courage." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful and good value Riesling

    I tried this after being a big fan of the classic Riesling. Delicious and easy to drink! Great value as well

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Helm is one of the biggest names in Canberra wine.

Owner and founder Ken Helm AM has been one of the Canberra region's most important vignerons for over thirty years. Founded in 1973, Ken is the fourth generation of his family to go into wine production. His family roots extend back German vinedressers from the Rhineland, the Riesling love runs in his veins.

He is now passing the torch to his daughter Stephanie.

Specialists in Riesling and Cabernet, they are considered a benchmark producer in both varieties. They are one of NSW most esteemed producers.

Wine legend, Ken Helm - Murrumbateman, NSW Helm

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