The Tasmanian climate is ideal for producing fine elegant Rieslings with beautiful varietal definition. The aroma of fresh flowers with a hint of lime leap out of the glass. The elegant palate reveals rippling, juicy citrus flavours reminiscent of ripe lemons and limes combining with a crisp long taut after-taste.
While excellent drinking as a young wine it will develop slowly and beautifully over a 10 to 20 year period in good cellars at a constant cool temperature. With ageing, the wine takes up a more golden colour and develops gorgeous secondary characters of honey and toast.
Picking at optimum ripeness along with gentle handing and slow fermentation at cool temperatures is key to capturing the pure essence of Riesling aroma and flavours. The aroma leaps out of the glass filling the air with the gorgeous, delicate floral aromas of fresh flowers. The fine, elegant palate is alive with bright, rippling, juicy citrus flavours reminiscent of lemons and limes. The finish is deliciously satisfying, crisp and long.
Geoff and Susan Bull were early viticultural pioneers on the East Coast of Tasmania, establishing Freycinet Vineyard in 1979. It is situated adjacent to the picturesque Freycinet Peninsula, (latitude 42 degrees), which is named in honour of the French explorer Louis de Freycinet, who chartered the region in 1802. The 15 hectare vineyard is proudly family owned and the wines are 100% grown, produced and bottled on our estate. The site is a warm sheltered one within the truly cool Tasmanian climate. The vineyards are meticulously hand tended to grow moderate yields of fully ripe healthy fruit. The rustic winery houses 'state of the art' equipment to ensure wine quality is not lost. The wines are produced with great care, dedication and passion - they are a delicious liquid expression of our unique place on earth, the varieties and the season.
NICK BUTLER - THE REAL REVIEW
Pale and youthful yellow colour from centre to rim. Suldifes and lemon essence, a heady and well-measured tease of artifice. Pristine fruit, loads of drive, lemon essence carries through to the back hinges of the palate. A wine of unique character. Riesling's answer to Meursault
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Pale colour. Fresh lime and lemon aromas, aromatic, fragrant and lovely. Some matchstick sulfide notes later. Intense, rich, concentrated fruit, fills the mouth. Long carry. A fuller, more overt style that doesn't sacrifice elegance. Beautiful wine.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
The natural acidity of Tasmania can be a plus or a negative. The timing of picking is based on very different parameters to much of the mainland, pH also critical. This wine has hit the bullseye on both parameters: it is fresh, but not visceral, simply adding to the fruit flavours while leaving the finish fresh, suggesting another mouthful is in order.
Backward, reserved nose, mandarin and slightly tropical and passionfruit. Tight and delicate palate, precision and tension, lovely wine.
Intense lime, apple, pear and white peach with faintly herbal and tropical undertones; round and luscious, mouthfilling and chalky, with fresh lemon/lime acids and a dry finish.
A crisp and dry white with sliced apple, pear and lime aromas and flavors. Medium body. Bright finish. Lots of spice and mineral. Nicely done. Shows weight, too. Drink now. Screw cap.