Wine Lists

Three to try: riesling

By Halliday Promotion

31 Mar, 2020

Acquaint yourself with three diverse examples of this refined variety.

    Delicious, fresh and bright – riesling has a reputation for being a pure expression of where it is grown. Compare the subtle nuances of these three minimal-intervention styles from around the country. For best results, pair with good food and sunshine. 

  • 2019 Pikes Traditionale Riesling

  • This brilliant green wine has fragrant aromas of kaffir lime, lemon and talc followed by a fresh, bright and delicate palate of citrus fruit. Mouth-watering acidity elevates the wine to a clean, dry crescendo. The “Trad” is lovely on release, or cellar for five to seven years for reward upon opening.

    RRP $25 | Drink to 2029 |  

  • 2019 Dandelion Vineyards Wonderland of Eden Valley Riesling

  • This 97-point wine displays pure riesling aromatics – quartz, lime, flint, grapefruit and bergamot are notable. There is a richness of fruit that lingers with a fresh-rainwater quality on the palate, finishing long. The combination of lush flavour and refreshing acidity keeps you going back for more. 

    RRP $60 | Drink to 2030 | 

  • 2010 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling

  • This extremely distinguished riesling shows lemon meringue, lime, yellow wattle, white flowers and baking spices on the nose. The palate is a mix of juicy lime and other citrus fruit followed by a core of spicy, ironstone minerality. The acid has mellowed out and integrated to create a lovely mouth-filling texture that drinks perfectly now or will gain even more complexity with time.

    RRP $65 | Drink to 2025 |    

    *This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.