Tasmania must be the most desirable place to make Riesling in Australia right about now. Cool weather, only the odd bushfire and wine drinkers around the world are now seriously getting on board the Tassie wine train. And it is just the start. Give Tasmania twenty years and it will be ranked in our top handful of wine regions, if not Number 1.
And what it does best is sparkling wines and aromatics. Aromatic reds like Pinot Noir and aromatic whites too, like Riesling and Pinot Gris. And this particular wine is one of the island’s top Rieslings.
The Parish Vineyard is a 3 hectare block North East of Hobart so it is seriously cool here – you will need a jumper to visit most of the year round.
The 2017 vintage of this Tasmanian Riesling has a super pale colour and is almost Germanic in style showing beautifully pristine green apple and blossom fruits with a touch of wet stones. Quite dry and only 12.5% in alcohol it has crunchy apple fruits on the palate with a fine, long and taut texture. Super wine that will drink well for a decade plus. Epic with Tom Yum Goong – Thai-style prawn hot and sour soup.