Some rieslings demand respect. Like the elder statesmen of aromatic whites, they command command proceedings with a haughty complexity and steely acidity. Not this one.
Of course, the quality is still there, it’s just the spirit that’s different. It’s altogether more approachable - and arguably more enjoyable. The nose shows musk and wildflowers in an intense but welcoming intro the the palate. Then, limey citrus, a hint of cucumber and mandarin pith give more than enough complexity to make it interesting. Chuck it in the fridge just before you start ordering, and break it out when your friends when the food arrives. It’ll be an absolute dream with chilli crab, salted squid or steamed mussels.
Full price $39.00 from the winery on 14 March 2019.
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- 100% Riesling
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From the producer
Aroma: Lemon blossom, apple, mandarin, wildflowers and stonefruit with hints of musk and mineral. Palate: Refreshing flavours of lime and fresh juicy citrus with limestone minerality and a clean crisp finish. Seamless balance, mouth-watering tension and lasting concentration. Food Pairing: Consider pairing this dry style Riesling with seafood, like chilli salted squid, steamed mussels or a fresh snapper fillet.
Cold harvested at night. Following a brief period of skin contact the grapes are carefully pressed using fully protective handling to avoid juice oxidation. This preserves naturally vibrant varietal aromas and flavours. Juice is racked off solids and fermented slowly at cool temperatures in stainless steel to enhance freshness. Bottled under screw cap.
Some of the country's highest quality and best value wines unarguably come from this wee island, and the average bottle price is higher than any other region. It is probably the most sustainable part of the Aussie wine industry, given its relatively untapped potential and consistency of quality.There's no denying that the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, sparkling and aromatic whites are up there with the best.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Spinach, leek and goat's cheese tarts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 leek, trimmed, thinly sliced
- 60g baby spinach leaves, large leaves chopped
- 3 sheets frozen ready-rolled shortcrust pastry, partially thawed
- 1 eggwhite
- 75g goat's cheese
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup thickened cream
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat until hot. Add leek. Cook, stirring often until softened. Add spinach. Cook until just wilted. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
- Using a 6.5cm (diameter) round cutter, cut 8 rounds out of each sheet of pastry. Use pastry to line 2, 12 x 1 1/2-tablespoon capacity patty pans. Brush pastry lightly with eggwhite. Bake until light golden.
- Spoon leek mixture into tart cases. Crumble over goat's cheese. Whisk egg, cream, and salt and pepper together in a jug. Carefully pour egg mixture over goat's cheese. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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