This wine really shows off the vibrancy and vitality of our vineyard's juicy, lime/citrus Riesling characters. They are very distinctive, closely resembling Bickford's Lime Juice Cordial, deep and brimming with flavour. In so many ways, the wine reminds us of the long, languid days of summer. Our Roaring 40s wines are intended to provide immediate enjoyment. Few consumers will choose to differ over this Riesling's sheer drinkability. There's superb balance between the wine's fruit sweetness and its life-giving natural acidity. Like our flagship Cygnus wine, there are echoes of Riesling produced in northern Europe, but its clarion cry is very much modern-day Australia. It's a fresh, outdoorsy wine that over-delivers in the pleasure stakes. Match it with Thai or Japanese seafood dishes, pan-fried salmon steaks, or oven-baked onion tart.
Riversdale Estate is a 120ha mixed farming operation owned by husband and wife team Ian and Wendy Roberts. The property is located at Cambridge, in southern Tasmania’s renowned Coal River Valley, overlooking Pitt Water, and with the internationally significant UNESCO Ramsar wetland of Pitt Water and Orielton Lagoon a little further beyond. Nearby is the University of Tasmania’s Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory. Riversdale Estate’s 38ha vineyard was first planted to vines in 1991. Today, it produces award winning single vineyard wines in addition to select parcels of wine grapes that are sold under contract to some of Australia’s leading wine companies. In creating our own Riversdale Estate and Roaring 40s products, we look for inspiration to the great vineyards of northern Europe. Our aim is an elegant, food-friendly wine with complex aromas and flavours, satisfying texture, persistent aftertaste, and low residual sugar.