Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Top 5 Tasmanian Wines

When you ask mainland Aussie winemakers what other region of Australia they would like to produce wine, the answer is often Tasmania. That because Tasmania seams to be less affected by the rising temperatures of global warming. Another reason is that Tasmania specializes in the most demanded grape varieties and wine styles today including fine sparkling wines, delicate dry and semi-dry whites and lighter- bodied and low-tannin red wines such as Pinot Noir.




Tasmania is known to have the ideal mix for contemporary tastes. The Tasmanian Rieslings are good as any in the world, which means they are not for beginners but perfect for experts. The Tasmanian dry white Chardonnays with their naturally tight and high acidity, fine and complex flavours, no oak or high degrees or ripeness, are considered one of the most delicate and tasteful Australia produces.

Although Sauvignon Blanc is a work in progress, Pinot Gris and Grigio are very good and improving all the time. And the sparkling wines are probably the memorable wines of the apple isle. From crisp, young, fruit styles to ultra-complex aged examples all of them can be terrific.

Here are the top Tasmanian wines to try.

42 Degrees South Chardonnay 2011

Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2011
Alcohol: 13%
Size: 750 ml
Region: Tasmania
Price: $18.99

This wine name reflects its position in producing fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced throughout the state. Fresh white peaches and ripe grapefruit aromas blend together in this wine, followed by a soft fig and pecan flavorsome palate.

Arras Brut Elite Cuvee

Varietal: Australian
Vintage: 2010
Alcohol: 12.5%
Size: 750 ml
Region: Tasmania
Price: $49.99

The wine presents great complexity from extended aging but display a brightness and longevity truly representative of world class sparkling wine. Sealed with a high quality cork this wine will continue maturation in a suitably cool and stable environment.

Bay of Fires Sparkling Tasmanian Cuvee Brut NV

Varietal: Australian
Vintage: NV
Alcohol: 12.5%
Size: 750 ml
Region: Tasmania
Price: $28.99

With premium fruit sourced from renowned sites of Tasmania this wine is a blend of the noble sparkling wine varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The use of aged reserve wines gives an additional depth and dimension to this wine.

Clover Hill Sparkling 2008

Varietal: Australian
Vintage: 2008
Alcohol: 13%
Size: 750 ml
Region: Tasmania
Price: $35.99

This wine has an appealing attractive pale straw color with a green hue. It displays bouquet complex layers or lemon, honey and ripe apples blended with toasty, nutty yeast characters.

Ninth Island Chardonnay 2012

Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 12%
Size: 750 ml
Region: Tasmania
Price: $14.99

This wine has a very bright, lemon yellow colour with a hint of lime. Its palate is clean, fresh and vibrant along with a stream-lined acidity which balance the harmony between fruit flavour richness and a palate cleaning finish.

When it comes to finding great deals on these top Tasmanian wines that is pretty easy. With the various online and offline wine retailers available out there, that does not only mean you will have multiple options to choose from, but a wide variety of price ranges as well.

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