A wet winter provided vineyards with plenty of potential for development of strong, healthy and dense canopies. Humid and cool conditions toward the end of vintage proved conducive to botrytis infection in this selected Riesling block, at one of the highest elevations in the Clare Valley. The level of infection has produced a luscious and very sweet wine with balanced botrytis characters in harmony with Riesling citrus and floral characters.
The wine is delicious with fresh fruit, desserts and full flavoured cheeses. Crisp natural acidity ensures the palate is not cloying or over-sweet. Sealed with a screw-cap closure, our Botrytis Riesling will continue to improve in bottle for a period of at least 10 years.
Following an apprenticeship under the guidance of Mick Knappstein (Mr Mick) and winemaking positions at Leasingham and Quelltaler, Tim Adams and his wife Pam Goldsack established Tim Adams Wines in 1986.
Passionate about the Clare Valley, Tim and Pam source fruit from their own vineyards and those of excellent local growers from all areas of the valley. Led by the iconic Aberfeldy Shiraz, Tim Adams Wines focus their attention on selecting Clare Valley grapes, for their authentic varietal and regional characters. These wines can be enjoyed in their youth for their vibrant fruit and fresh flavours, or be cellared for five to 15 years, depending on the wine.