2015 Freycinet Riesling

The Freycinet vineyard was planted in 1979 by Geoff & Susan Bull and was the first commercial winery on the East Coast of Tasmania.  They started what is now an area dotted with many established vineyards and cellar doors producing great wines.

Claudio Radenti and his life partner Lindy Bull now make the wines under the Freycinet and Louis labels.  All of their wines are made with particular attention to detail, great cellaring potential and regularly receive high scores from journalists.

Freycinet produce high quality wines including this uniquely Tasmanian Riesling.  Not because it says so on the label but because it is distinctly varietal.  Fresh, floral, clean, citrusy, lemons, lemons and lemons with a touch of lime.

It seems to go on forever on the palate, so much so you want the flavours to stop so you can have another sip of it.

This latest release from the Freycinet stable is so young and raw it probably should be called ‘Riesling Tartare’.  A truly delightful Riesling that will live, well, probably longer than me if left to rest.

Region: Tasmania     Cost: $26 (website)     Source: Wine tasting leftover



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