Clare Valley

Hardys HRB Clare Valley & Tasmania Riesling 2020

6 x 750ml
Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

Colour Pale straw, obvious green tinges Bouquet Intense aromas of fresh Kaffir lime, grapefruit and hints of citrus blossom Palate Vibrant flavours of Lime, Lemon, and florals, this wine is interwoven with fine minerality and balanced acidity that lingers on the palate.

Winemakers Note

History shows that Thomas Hardy first blended grapes from multiple regions in 1865. Hardy believed that blending grapes with different characteristics would complement and enhance the qualities of each region. So began Hardy’s rich blending heritage; with each new blend a unique code was created starting from A001. For this vintage of HRB Riesling, fruit was sourced from premium vineyards in Clare Valley and Tasmanian viticultural regions. Displaying the best of both regionals, this Riesling blends the fine lemon/lime and mineral tightness of Clare valley fruit with the expressive stone fruit flavours of Tasmania. The resulting blend creates a balanced wine that expresses lifted citrus fruit tones over a lengthening mineral and acid structure that draws you in for another juicy sip. 2020 was a wetter and cooler than average year in Tasmania with lower than average crop sizes provided a long ripening season. Clare was similar to Tasmania in that crops were down but quality was up with spring frosts and dry conditions for a third year running as the cause. Rieslings this year show great citrus fruit concentration and elevated mineral characters