Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2017 edition feature on Tasmania (see blue link below).
Chromy SGR Delikat Riesling 2016 - November 2017 Decanter review
Josef Chromy OAM has been instrumental to the Tasmanian food and wine industry, having owned and developed some of Tasmania’s leading wineries including Rochecombe (now Bay of Fires), Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. At 76, when most people would be thinking about easing up, Joe launched Josef Chromy Wines in December 2007. In just over 4 years, Josef Chromy Wines made an impressive impact on the Australian Wine industry. Through the hard work of many, Josef Chromy Wines built sales of 28,000 cases in a profitable and sustainable manner. In a very short period, Josef Chromy Wines amassed 14 trophies and 170 medals, making it one of the most successful launches in the history of the Tasmanian Wine Industry.
Their winemaking style is founded on producing wines that show a true ‘sense of place’ and celebrate the individual characteristics of each unique vintage. To ensure the integrity and delicate characteristics of the fruit, the grapes are received and vinified in Tasmania’s most advanced winery with emphasis on the wine being an expression of its terroir. In all of their wines balance is the ultimate focus, striving to marry fruit, natural acidity, structure, tannin and texture. The use of state-of-the-art technology for traditional winemaking techniques enables a gentle, minimal intervention approach which allows the subtle and delicate flavours of their cool climate vineyard to be expressed to their full potential.
Delikat (Czech for delicate) is a crisp refreshing Riesling made with 60 grams per litre of residual sugar (SGR). This wine is a pale straw colour and has intense aromas of flint, jasmine blossom, lime peel and lemon sherbert. Its flavours are of juicy lime and Granny Smith apples which are complemented by th fine acid profile and natural grape sugars, creating a wine of elegance and balance.