Spring has sprung, which means its wine release season!
One of the first off the block this year with, their most popular Clare Valley classics, was Tim Adams and his winemaker Brett Schutz.
Off the back of a couple of smaller yielding vintages, Tim said “2016 is shaping up to be one of the best all round vintages in a decade”.
He added: “The 2016 vintage has produced fruit rich styles of wine, with plenty of character. In many ways these three wines represent the corner stones of the Tim Adams quality winemaking philosophy and our commitment to traditional Clare Valley wine styles from a number of growers and vineyards throughout the entire Valley.”
And wow, are we excited!!
2016 Tim Adams Riesling (RRP $22), 2016 Tim Adams Pinot Gris (RRP $22) and 2013 Tim Adams Shiraz (RRP $25).
And here is what we found.
2016 Tim Adams Riesling
Using only the free run juice at crushing, Tim, Brett and the team have managed to create a beautifully intense and aromatic Riesling which is delightfully zesty, and screaming springtime sunshine.
“The fruit for this Riesling has been sourced from five vineyards in the Clare Valley each with their own individual site characteristics and stories,” Tim said.
“One close to my heart is Skilly Ridge which Pam and I bought in 2014 and now call home. Many of you would remember when it was ‘Ingham’s Skilly Ridge’. We maintain the vineyard to the very high standard which the Ingham family established. The second is a site known as ‘Bayes’ named after district legend Roger Bayes.”
“The site sits 500m above sea level. The others include ‘Morrison’s’, near Penwortham owned by the Morrison family, Baum, owned by Anna Baum and Ireland’s another vineyard owned by Pam and myself,” he added.
2016 Tim Adams Pinot Gris
If Riesling isn’t your wine of choice, then this Pinot Gris will be right up your street.
It screams of lychee and peachy goodness wrapped up in a deliciously fresh wine with that sweet kick we all know and love in a Pinot Gris.
Released consecutively for 12 years, its now also claimed to be one of Australia’s leading Pinot Gris. Win!
2013 Tim Adams Shiraz
Tim Adams rounds out the trifecta with its delicious Shiraz. As a blend of three local vineyards, this wine is an excellent representation of a classic Clare Valley red. It’s rich, oaky and packed to the brim with plum and dark chocolate notes. Perfection for those colder evenings!