Riesling - Glaetzer Dixon 2016 Uberblanc Riesling
Winery : Glaetzer-Dixon
Winemaker Nick Glaetzer (from the famous Barossa Glaetzer family) has, in a very short time, achieved much. With the Glaetzer Dixon label barely a few vintages old, Nick was the 2011 recipient of the 'Wine Australia Medal', effectively AGT WINE's 'young winemaker of the year' award, acknowledging Nick's status as one of the country's rising stars. As well as premium pinot noir, and small parcels of cult shiraz, Nick Glaetzer makes two Tasmanian rieslings. The name 'überblanc' refers to the time Nick Glaetzer spent in the Pfalz region of Germany, working with the famed Stephan Muller (of Weingut Eugen Muller) during the über 2001 vintage. There he learned some of the techniques used by the Germans to make rieslings with harmonious fruit/acid balance.
- Glaetzer Dixon Überblanc 'Red Dot' Riesling: The 'Red Dot' Uberblanc is a fruity/juicy wine. The bouquet is quite upfront and punchy and the flavours have verve and a great deal of zest, indeed the overall impression is one of vibrant, tingly lemon/tropical fruit dominated flavours. Despite this the wine does finish, and linger, with some richness of fruit. Fruit source is mostly the steeply-sloped White Hills property (south of Launceston and a little east of Relbia) with small amounts of East Coast & Coal V fruit.