Riesling - Alcorso 2012 Riesling
Winery : Alcorso
Julian Alcorso’s career in the Tasmanian wine industry has spanned 40 years, beginning with Moorilla Estate and culminating in Wine Tasmania, a major contract winemaking business. Knowing that retirement was nigh, Alcorso embarked on his last project—the creation of the best Riesling and Pinot Noir that he and Tasmania were capable. No expense, nor effort spared, no compromise. The project started in 2011 and continued through to vintage 2015.
Everything Julian Alcorso knows about making riesling is in this wine, now drinking superbly with 8 years bottle age. Peach fruit, tangelo and musk on nose. Nicely textural phenolic character with plenty of fruit wrapped around it. An open and generous wine with plenty of juiciness. Hallmark flavour profile of Tassie without the tight linear line one would normally expect. Quite a mouthful from a tremendous ripening year.