2020 Redheads Studio Rusty Roof Riesling
When finding the new winery in the Barossa one was spoiled for choice. It had started all those years ago in McLaren Vale, but the aim was for the new site to be in the Barossa Valley and this eventually became Angaston Road. Actually an old barn with a rusty roof (Rusty Roof) and maroon tiles, but with so much charm: a real Redhead The site also has a great vineyard, plenty of space for our the winery - an old monumental house - The old barn with "rusty roof" is on its last legs, but it's from Redheads and they love it.
The Rusty Roof is named after this special place in the Barossa Valley. It is a 100% Riesling and is one of the gems in the winery. The current Possum Creek vineyards were planted in 1978 by Murray and Lorraine Heidenreich. Only a small volume of Rusty Roof Riesling is made and we often only receive around 180 bottles or less in the Benelux.
The Rusty Roof is a 100% Riesling with a lifted nose of lychees, melon and citrus. Very fruity flavors of peach, apricot, nectarine, oak. Very complex in the mouth with nice acidity and well balanced. Clear Riesling nose with a long aftertaste.
Redheads Studio winery is located in South Australia in the town of Tanuda, in the Barossa Valley where the dedicated team behind Redheads work tirelessly, from the vine to the bottle and beyond, to ensure the wines can always be in their best condition drunk.
It all started with a few Aussie winemakers who went to France to show the 'old hands' some new tricks there. Australian wine had conquered the world in the 1970s and 1980s. That's why Tony Laithwaite brought some Aussies to France. It was there that the very beginning of RedHead's new viticultural movement was laid.
In a small shed in McLaren Vale, a former Indian restaurant, some winemakers took on the challenge of making their dream come true: making beautiful, creative wines in small volumes with primary focus on quality.
They wanted to make wines without being bothered by all kinds of business worries, which resulted in an explosion of creativity and experiments.
Meanwhile, winery Redheads is making great international progress and they still give young talents the opportunity to let their creativity and talents loose on the best grapes in the region. Redheads Wines says of itself: “A free-spirited, movement liberating the best grapes from the premium labels to make wines with soul, character and personality”
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
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