Derwent Estate Riesling Dozen (12 Bottles) Derwent Valley, Tasmania

by Oatley Fine Wine Merchants

$304.00 GST Included

AUSTRALIA WIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

Aromatic and bright, sweet fruit up front, married with a beautiful texture of chalky phenolics, and a clean acid finish.

The first grape variety planted at Derwent Estate in 1992 and is our most awarded wine.

Vineyard Notes
On a north facing bank of the Derwent River this 28-year-old cool-climate vineyard in Southern Tasmania has its Riesling block on the uppermost slope. The soils are shallow, permeable loams over limestone that allow this variety to develop intensity and definition while retaining delicacy.

Winemaking
Hand picked on four separate picking days; one early, and one late for different flavour profiles, one grown specifically for skin contact, and the final component is destined for lees stirring without sulphur. Pressed under inert gas. The juice is fermenting within 24hrs of harvest, without being chilled or reheated. The fermentation takes place using cultured yeast at extremely cool temperatures, below 9 degrees C, over 30-35 days. The wine is stabilised, lightly fined, filtered and bottled. All within 90 days from harvest.

Tasting Notes
Aromatic and bright, married with a beautiful texture and clean acid finish. The time in the bottle has resulted in the perfect balance between acid and fruit. Aroma: Mandarin, lime, honeysuckle. Palate: Citrus, sherbet, chalky phenolics, bright acid finish.

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Description

Nestled on the banks of The Derwent River 20 minutes north of Hobart, the vineyard has the perfect aspect for the production of cool climate wine grapes. Made in our purpose built Straw Bale winery, which is ecofriendly, these award winning wines include 5 different varietals from 10.75 hectares of calcareous soil.

Rich in calcium, lime and loam, the vineyard is herbicide free and transitioning towards organic practices. Cellar Door is a heritage listed 1820 Limestone cottage, operating 10am until 5pm for lunch, 7 days a week and providing one of the true unique Tasmanian Cellar Door experiences.

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants

Renamed in August 2015, Oatley Fine Wine Merchants is the Oatley family’s Australian wine distribution business.

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants is focused on becoming a leading independent premium wine merchant recognised for the quality of the wines we offer and for the services we provide to our customers. We are committed to offering the flexibility of representation that meets your venue’s specific needs.

All of our producers are independent and family owned, where heritage and authenticity are key. We work in partnership with the wineries we represent with a commitment to deliver wines of the highest quality and standards. We will continue to evolve the portfolio of wines we offer to ensure we meet the challenges of a constantly changing market and evolving consumer preferences.