There are some nine hectares of Riesling under vine on the Estate with plantings dating back to 1957 and Tahbilk’s familiarity with the varietal is second only to that of Marsanne when it comes to Estate white varietals.
Wines produced over time are distinguished by their pronounced bouquet and elegance with wonderful flavour and finesse.
Highly regarded on the National Wine Show Circuit, Tahbilk Riesling has the propensity to develop added richness, character and complexity with time in the cellar.
Enjoy Now to 2027/2029
Lifted and fragrant floral aromas set the mark with this Riesling release that are then reflected on a palate of spice and juicy citrus fruits all framed by typically Estate taut acidity.
Bright and deliciously intense, deeper flavours will develop with bottle ageing.
At Tahbilk, we like to say that every bottle tells a story, so in that case, the stories behind Vintage 2023 will be some of the most dramatic.
In October 2022, Tahbilk Estate bore the brunt of a 1 in 100-year flood, which affected our vines, impacted yields, and affected us, the Tahbilk team. Our vines have bounced back, thankfully with no longterm damage and minimal, if any attrition. In fact, if you walk around today you couldn’t tell that over half of the vineyard had been under water. As for the team, this challenge will ultimately make us stronger.
Then, as with every season, we were presented with a ‘normal’ set of issues around the weather, adding further to our taxing season. The summer’s heat came quickly, and the ground once full of water was dry again, so we irrigated. Then the rain came, we stopped irrigating and waited for the weather to pass.
It then became cool, the length of the season caught up with us, and not everything ripened so sadly we ended up leaving fruit on the vines … including our iconic 1860 Shiraz!
The yields for the season, albeit low, have produced some very fine wines that embody the demands of this season, wines that we are extremely proud of and proud to share.
So, when you are lucky enough to drink a Tahbilk wine from the 2023 season, think of the season, and think of us.
Jo Nash - General Manager and Winemaker