Tuesday, 25 August 2009

TN : Nottage Hill Riesling 2008, Hardys, South Eastern Australia, Australia

In 1850, at the age of 20, Thomas Hardy came to the new colony of South Australia from Devon, England. He established a winery on the banks of Adelaide's River Torrens in 1853. His Bankside winery was the start of a family wine business that grew to become one of the world's great wine companies. At Bankside, and later at his McLaren Vale property Tintara, Thomas Hardy focused on quality and craftsmanship.

The name Nottage originates from the husband of one of Thomas Hardy's cousins, Matilda, whose son Thomas Hardy Nottage was Cellar Manager at Tintara, and the backbone of the Hardy undertaking in McLaren Vale for over 60 years.

The grapes for this wine were harvested from 15-25 year old vines. After harvesting, the fruit was crushed and cold fermented in stainless steel tanks, where it was inoculated with yeasts suited to the Riesling grape. This wine was not matured in oak.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

Colour : Pale yellow

Aroma : Lime, petrol, green banana, green apple

Taste : Lime, petrol, oranges, pear

Alcohol : 12%

Price : 79 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Hardys

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