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Two Tonne Ziggurat Riesling 2018

Two Tonne Ziggurat Riesling 2018


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Tasting Notes

The majority of this wine is Riesling, it was blended with a small amount (12%) of Gewurztraminer, which spent two weeks on skins, carbonic maceration style, before being pressed to an old French barrique, where it matured separately until blending. The result is an aromatic, fresh and textural white wine. Lemongrass, bath salt, spice and peel on the nose. On the palate, crunchy granny smith apple, classic lemon and lime juiciness from the Riesling, aided by sweetness and texture from the gewürztraminer with has been carefully blended to find balance. - Winery Note

The name "Two Tonne" refers to the intial parcel of fruit that Ricky got to make his first micro-vintage back in 2013. It's a literal name, but one that also reflects Ricky's small-batch philosophy. As he says, "Small parcels. Big love."

As the Two Tonne project has grown, Ricky has stayed true to his word, producing three small batches of Pinot noir, sourced from three different regions across Tasmania. He also makes Chardonnay and Riesling from the Tamar, as well as his more experimental label, Ziggurat.

To round things out, his premium offering is labelled as the Dog and the Wolf. The name comes from the French expression, ‘entre chien et loup’.  This translates to ‘between dog and wolf’ and is an expression used to describe a specific time of day, just before night, when the light is so dim you can’t distinguish a dog from a wolf.  For Ricky, this label "expresses that limit between the familiar, the comfortable versus the unknown and the dangerous, between domestic and wild.  It is an uncertain threshold between hope and fear.  This wine is produced with all these elements in mind; it is a blend of two vastly different winemaking styles."

All of his wines are brilliant expressions of Tasmania's various regions, and utterly delicious to drink. In 2016, Ricky was awarded the People's Choice in the Young Gun of Wine Awards. Not surprising really.

Product Type Wine White Riesling
Volume 750ml
Country Australia
Region Tasmania
Sub Region Tamar Valley
Winemaking Practices Conventional
Vineyard Practices Conventional