The Riesling every year always produces a great harvest and plenty of grapes. Too many grapes you might say for what the market desires. The Riesling drinkers are still out there rest assured, however; we have decided to spare some of the vines this year and graft them over to Shiraz and diversify our red range in the vineyard. The very first grafts were implemented on November 20 to be exact. This then brings the row count back to 39 and we are closely watching and monitoring the grafts progress. Very exciting indeed!
There is so much more information out there on Riesling and John Ellis' forte's as a winemaker. Below are only a few links if you are interested so you too can learn a little bit more for yourself.
is little article that I read over at Different Drop
which helps to cement my enjoyment of drinking Riesling.
I also happily stumbled across The Wine Muse
. This post on the blog about Riesling I especially liked. It explains a little about the flavour side to the wine and how easy it is to match with food. It also helps to appreciate just how versatile this wine is and that you can always find one to suit your particular taste be it dry, sweet or a dessert wine sweet.
If you like your tasting notes then do visit Hanging Rock here. This will help give you a good idea of what to expect from our Tarzali Riesling in a bit more detail and in wine lingo. You will also find links about the crew* over at Hanging Rock and their many wine making achievements over the years.
Thanks for visiting today! Elisha xx