Stefano Lubiana Riesling 2018

Size: 750

About This Wine

100% estate-grown, single-vineyard, certified biodynamic Riesling from soils that are predominantly silty grey gravelly loam over sandstone with some clay loam patches. The fruit is hand picked, then fruit is sorted by hand on a vibrating table. Tasmania’s ultra cool climate can only be described as perfect for making Riesling wines with finesse and distinction. Winemaking at Stefano Lubiana takes full advantage of the perfectly balanced pristine fruit from the naturally cultivated vineyard. Minimal handling and whole-bunch pressing, together with the use of wild yeast fermentation in large format Austrian oak, results in wines with the purest expression of their terroir. This biodynamic 2017 Riesling displays complex European flavours due to the oak fermentation. Its texture and clean finishing natural acid lend itself to fuller bodied dishes and bolder flavours than you would normally dare to pair a Riesling with.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Riesling
Country Australia
Region Tasmania
Brand Stefano Lubiana
Vintage 2018

Tasmanian Wine

The Tasmanian wine region is a cool climate region, the most southerly of all wine regions in Australia. Due to the lower temperatures, the area grows primarily Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, with smaller plantings of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon.

“Having been to many wine tastings over the years, I can definitely say from a personal standpoint that Tasmanian Chardonnay and Pinot noir are always ones I look forward to trying if they are on the menu. They are almost always high calibre wines that can easily compete against what the rest of the world has to offer in these varietals.” Jason C. – World Wine.

While Tasmania makes great still wines, the exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir also make for excellent sparkling wines.

More recent vintages since 2005 have been positively impacted by the effects of global warming. With slightly higher temperatures the grapes are ensured to ripen fully and produce more vibrant wine.

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