Tar & Roses Lewis Riesling White Wine – Victoria, Australia
From one of Australia’s best Riesling winemakers, comes this impeccably structured wine. It’s overflowing with orange and quince blossom, hints of mint and thyme. Deliciously mouth-filling, the palate explodes with lemon and lime flavours that take you all the way to a crisp, dry, lingering finish. This is craftsmanship in motion. Try it with asparagus wrapped in prosciutto or fresh oysters.
Wine maker’s Notes
The heart of this blend comes from the Lewis Riesling block off the Mitchelton vineyard. After years of sampling the Riesling blocks at Mitchelton Don tagged individual vines that he felt had a special character. After sufficient vines were tagged he had cuttings taken and sent to the nursery for propagation. The resulting block now called the Lewis block is a result of this attention to detail.
The grapes were machine harvested, crushed and pressed through an air bag press in the protective presence of SO2. Cold tank fermentation was undertaken at between 12 – 14 degrees Celsius. After fermentation was completed the wines were protein and cold stabilised, blended and prepared for bottling.
Lifted bouquet of orange blossom with hints of musk sticks. A delicious mouth filling burst of many flavours reminiscent of apple pie and bickfords lime cordial with a touch of cloves. The zesty palate of lemon and orange pith, fruit sweetness and refreshing long linear tight acid finish. Delicious with freshly shucked oysters!
Food pairingSeared Kingfish with aioli and green summer salad.
About Tar & Roses
Since 2004, Don Lewis and Narelle King have been making wine in Priorat, Spain. Their immersion within the classic European wine regions and varietals sparked their interest in how these varietals could be grown and made in their own regions within Central Victoria. This fascination was the catalyst for the creation of Tar & Roses. With wines produced from fruit grown in Heathcote, Strathbogie Ranges, Alpine Valleys and extending to Priorat in Spain, Tar & Roses reflects the partnership between Don and Narelle, the multi-regions of Spain, Italy and Australia, and traditional winemaking alongside the new.
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