2010 - St Andrews Riesling
- * Style: Dry
- * Type: Table
- * Region: Australia
At release, the wine is a very pale straw colour with a slight green tinge to the edge. This wine originally looked quite closed and shy but now after some bottle age, is starting to evolve and flourish. Lime, citrus and subtle tropical fruit are emerging with piercing intensity and the smallest hint of toast. A fragrant back ground aroma of ginger and spice is also evident. The wine has substantial palate weight, showing great depth and generosity of flavour. The palate is zesty with citrus flavours carrying throughout and then long after the wine has left the mouth. The structure is rich, full and long but the finish is soft and elegant.
Since establishing their winery three generations ago, the Taylor family’s commitment to crafting fine wines has earned them more than 3,000 medals at prestigious wine shows the world over. There are five ranges within the Taylors portfolio – St Andrews, Jaraman, Estate, Eighty Acres and Promised Land.
Situated in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, the Taylor family vineyard is located in the sub-region of Auburn and stretches to the Watervale border. It is 350 metres above sea level and the climate is often described as ‘Mediterranean’ due to the cool maritime breezes originating from the Gulf of St Vincent situated only 60 kilometres to the west.
The Taylor family is committed to protecting the environment and pursuing broader ecologically sustainable outcomes for the winery. In September 2009, the family launched their 100% carbon neutral Eighty Acres, the world’s first carbon neutral wine range compliant to the international standard for life cycle assessment, ISO14044.
During excavation work on the first vineyard dam the family unearthed fossilised remains of tiny seahorses in the limestone bedrock, evidence the area once formed part of a vast inland sea and a further promising omen that this was an ideal site for the establishment of a vineyard. Today, these seahorses are proudly represented on the winery’s crest and can be found on wine labels around the world.