£19.50 per bottle
The Bird in Hand Riesling is an exciting recent addition to the portfolio, as it marks Bird in Hand’s foray into one of Australia’s most coveted cool climate regions for premium wines – Tasmania.
The 2023 Riesling is a blend of three carefully chosen parcels from Tasmania’s Tamar Valley valley and South Australia’s world-renowned Clare Valley. All parcels are kept separate from picking to blending and are meticulously handled in the winery; handpicked then refrigerated overnight prior to hand sorting. The fruit was then delicately whole bunch pressed, which is the gentlest way to extract the juice from the berries. A long, cool fermentation is key in Riesling production. Temperatures are maintained at 14-16 degrees, with the fermentation lasting 13 days. The wine was then left on light lees for 6 weeks and with light fining prior to bottling. The final blend consists of 80% Clare Valley and 20% Tasmania.
The combination of these parcels has created a wine of freshness, elegance and vitality. The resulting wine has a lifted fragrance of kaffir lime, lemon zest, fresh herbs, jasmine and green apple. On the palate is a marriage of delicacy and power, with a lengthening mineral and acid structure. Steely minerality from the Clare Valley components and a racy delicateness from the Tasmanian profile with intense citrus flavours, minerality and slight chalkiness acidity and long length of flavour.
Ageing potential: A wine with all the hallmarks to age gracefully over the next 10+ years.
Food pairing: Pairing well with delicate fish and light Asian dishes, the Riesling is a good match to spaghetti vongole or Vietnamese chicken salad.
Alcohol: 12% ABV
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