Best American Riesling – Red Newt Cellars, Tango Oaks Vineyard

Red Newt Cellars is pleased to announce that the Red Newt Cellars 2013 Riesling – Tango Oaks Vineyard has been named  “Best American Riesling” by the CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL RIESLING CHALLENGE.

The Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) has grown in the last 15 years to become the most important annual event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. This year nearly 500 Rieslings across all styles, from seven countries were judged, awarded, discussed at Master Classes and then tasted by hundreds at the biggest once a year celebration of Riesling.

The event took place at the Albert Hall Canberra on 13 October with the judging of the 500 wines led by International Riesling Challenge Chairman John Belsham from New Zealand, and six judges from Germany, USA and Australia. They are supported by experienced and professional Associate Judges, Stewards and Administrative staff.

Tango Oaks vineyards is located less than one half mile from Red Newt Cellars on a fruit growing site that dates back centuries. This Riesling features exotic aromas of grapefruit, Pippin Apple, and nectarine that hide a surprisingly dry and crisp mid palate. With flavor of white peach and Thai basil, it continues to balance the warmth of ripe fruit against a distinct and refreshing minerality. Creating a wine that is intriguing and pairs remarkably well with food.  Starting with the 2012 vintage, Tango Oaks vines had reached a level of maturity that allowed them to support a dry and mineral driven Riesling.  This wine marks the second exploration of that style, working with the Alsatian clone Riesling and extremely gravelly soil of the vineyard to make an entirely new Red Newt Riesling.  Tango Oaks Riesling is always charming on the nose, which gave us the confidence to work on a tighter midpalate so that the wine might open up with cellar age.

You may find the Red Newt Riesling- Tango Oaks Vineyard 2013 at select restaurants, wine shops and ONLINE at our webstore.

Pennsylvania Here We Come!  

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Great news for our neighbors to the south!  Pennsylvania has recently opened up its borders for shipping wine direct to Pennsylvania residents.  Red Newt Cellars is now licensed to ship wine immediately!  Check out our online store.

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