Moores Hill 2017 Riesling – Tasmania

Moores Hill Tasmania 2017 Riesling and pork

Did you know my absolute favourite time of the year for wine travel is autumn? Do yourself a favour and book in something for next year. Once you see the vineyards with all their beautiful yellow, orange and red leaves, you’ll understand why I love it 🙂

This is another beautiful Tassie Riesling we enjoyed on our trip over Easter. We stopped into Moores Hill one day, which has beautiful vineyard views by the way. Plus we learnt that they were Tasmania’s first 100% off the grid winery being completely powered by the sun!

Alongside the tasting we also got to meet the beautiful wine dog, Otto.

Wine Dog Otto - Moores Hill Tasmania

We bought this Riesling and it literally must have been only an hour or maybe 2 before it got cracked… oops! We enjoyed it with a home cooked meal at our AirBnb in Gravelly Beach in the Tamar Valley. Dinner consisted of salad, potatoes (this may sound weird, but the potatoes at the local IGA were some of the yummiest I’ve had, so pillowy and scrumptious) and pork mignon from the local butcher.

It went well with this crisp dry Riesling which I wrote these few notes for while savouring all that deliciousness:

On the eye it’s a really light lemon-lime shade. The nose is full of royal gala apples, zesty lime and interestingly a couple of us were picking up cucumber. While in the mouth we unanimously called it ‘acidic fruit juice’ – so plenty of refreshing citrus with a lick of fruity sweetness. Yum!

$30 a bottle and worth every penny.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

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