Quiet Mutiny Charlotte’s Elusion Riesling 2017

Quiet Mutiny is the first release from the talented Tasmanian winemaker Greer Carland. Greer had been tucked away at a large scale (for Tasmania) winemaking facility for many years (along with helping make the Laurel Bank wines with her parents at their scenic vineyard at Granton overlooking the River Derwent), before a change of events see her steering her own course, much like Charlotte Badger: the heroine of the Quiet Mutiny story.

Quiet Mutiny, Charlotte’s Elusion, Riesling, Derwent Valley, 2017

 

With regards to winemaking, Greer advises there was an amount of wild ferment alongside more controlled inoculation. Opens with an evocative, expressive nose of lime, candy apple, greengage, mandarin citrus, fennel fronds and blackboard chalk dust. Such a pleasure on the palate: texture plus! Cotton like freshness/crispness, deep layers of flavours and lingering fragrant herbs. Impeccably balanced between fruit and acidity, this finishes with length of vibrancy. A fantastic first foray.

RRP: $36
Alc: 12.5%
Rating: 18.50/20

Wine sample courtesy of Quiet Mutiny

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