Very pale lemon and lime in colour, indictive of its cool climate origins. Finely scented perfume, with talc on the nose, characterised by guava, vanilla bean and citrus peel fruit aromas. The overall balance of this wine is tight, crisp and dry, with a distinct quartz mineral edge, elegant and refined. The light skin tannin from some maceration offers structure and the tight expressive acid tones lifting and providing complexity on the finish. Pipers Brook Rieslings are known for their ageing potential and will develop wonderful soft honey toasty characters with age, also drinking beautifully as a fresh young wine. Its best years are between 2013 and 2019. In its youth this wine is superb with lightly spiced vegetable dishes and Thai pork stir fry, however with some bottle age it will match beautifully with salt and pepper squid, oysters with lime juice and canape-sized whitebait fritters.
Notes provided by Kerglinger.
Pipers Brook Vineyards
Established in 1974, Pipers Brook Vineyard has grown to become an icon of the Tasmanian wine industry with an international reputation for producing cool climate wines of exceptional quality. Tasmania is renowned for its pristine environment; it is home to some of the world’s purest air and water and the climate creates ideal conditions for the production of cool climate sparkling and table wines. The dedicated viticultural and winemaking team aim to produce wines that are expressive of the distinctive characteristics of each vineyard. Founded in Belgium in 1797, G & C Kreglinger has long been committed to quality and excellence. In 2002, privately owned Kreglinger Wine Estates acquired Pipers Brook Vineyard and Ninth Island and in the time since has been able to combine two centuries of European heritage with uncompromising viticultural and winemaking practices to confirm Kreglinger Wine Estates as producers of cool climate wines of the highest calibre. Pipers Brook wines are entirely estate grown and bottled. This allows Kreglinger Wine Estates to achieve the utmost integrity of product, ensuring that each wine is a reflection of both the vintage and region of origin. Kreglinger Wine Estates continue their uncompromising stance in regard to vineyard site, block selection and viticultural and winemaking practices.