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2023 Botrytis Riesling | Exclusive Release (3 Pack)

2023 Botrytis Riesling | Exclusive Release (3 Pack)

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  • Small Batch Exclusive
  • 100% Tasmanian Grown
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Tasting notes

"This is like bottled sun shine. It's a 'one off' with only 300 bottles made. It will probably age better than me, perfect for the cellar or to slowly enjoy with some soft blue cheese at the end of a hearty meal!

Mike Bennie said it was incredibly balanced, which is good because at 154 grams per litre it’s super sweet and takes some serious acidity to balance.

After a very wet tail end to the 2023 vintage I was contacted by a grape grower from the Tamar offering up some riesling that had been rejected as table wine, unfortunately it was past saving and full of rot. Weeks later the grapes had dried out and become desiccated semi raison like berries. 4 tonnes of fruit had turned into 400kgs. Imagine 40 bottles of flavour condensed into one. This is something special.

The Botrytis infected grapes were painstakingly hand harvested and pressed for days extracting the most concentrated glorious wine you could ever imagine. This might be proof of a higher power, it’s that divine."

- James Broinowski (Winemaker)

Food pairing

This wine is perfect for slowly enjoying with some soft blue cheese at the end of a hearty meal.

About the winemaker

Tasmanian-born James Broinowski completed his bachelor of viticulture and oenology at the University of Adelaide in ’13. He was faced with the same problem as many other graduates wanting to strike out on their own: cash. While others in his predicament may have found the same solution, his was the first wine venture to successfully seek crowdfunding.

The first year, he bought enough pinot noir from Glengarry in Tasmania’s north to make 2100 bottles of pinot noir (which won a gold medal at the Royal International Hobart Wine Show ’16) and 200 bottles of rosé. The following year he was able to buy pinot from the highly rated Gala Estate on the East Coast, as well as a repeat order from Glengarry.

In ’19, James added Saltwater River vineyard on the Tasmania Peninsula to his roster of premium single sites. "The quality of the wines is seriously good, too" - JAMES HALLIDAY

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Fastway 14-30 (rural)

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Commendations for previous vintages

Wow. Small island, but a big pinot noir. Tasmania’s answer to Central Otago. The colour is deep, and both the texture and tannin structure are powerful. But amidst this feast of plenty, there is purity and restraint to the cherry fruit that emerges to claim the finish and after taste. Gold medal Hobart Wine Show & richly deserved.

- JAMES HALLIDAY

Impressively deep and youthful red-purple colour; savoury aromas of forest-floor, fresh-turned earth and peat-moss. A smoky/nori-like umami aspect. The wine is powerful, intense and impactful, with a long-lasting tannins and persistent follow-through. A sumptuous wine with real class and Burgundy-like dimensions. Very impressive.

HUON HOOKE

It fits into the perfumed steamroller category. It's light but powerful, pretty but not at the expense of substance. It looks as though Small Island Wines is a star in the making. Crisp red berries, under growth, woody spices, a svelte impersonation of plum, florals. Billboards of savouriness line the road of fruit. It's a brilliant wine.

CAMPBELL MATTINSON