- Delicious, fresh and bright – riesling has a reputation for being a pure expression of where it is grown. Compare the subtle nuances of these five minimal-intervention styles from around the country.
2018 Mewstone Riesling
White blossoms and ripe citrus make for a seductive nose. A medium-dry style with sweetness balancing the racy acidity and refreshing bitter twist. A rich, mouth-filling style perfectly suited to fresh seafood with fresh lemon or as an aperitif.
RRP $50 | Drink to 2035 | mewstonewines.com.au
2020 Robert Stein White Label Riesling
A classically dry example with all the lime and mineral characters you would expect and a dry, crisp and racy finish. This style is well suited as an aperitif wine but equally to shellfish and all seafood.
RRP $35 | Drink to 2025 | robertstein.com.au
2020 Duke’s Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling
Flavours of lifted apple and pear with a hint of passion fruit and a long lime-citrus finish of zesty acid. Perfectly paired with local Albany oysters, King George whiting, scallops or prawns.
RRP $42 | Drink to 2060 | dukesvineyard.com
2021 PLAN B! “OD” RIESLING
A riot of semi-sweet freshness and citrusy zing – its serious at the front, but there’s a party going on out the back. A versatile style, but particularly well suited to Asian and spicy cuisine as well as a good creamy blue cheese.
RRP $27 | Drink to 2030 | planbwines.com
2019 Helm Classic Dry Riesling
A classic dry and fresh style with a hint of granny smith apple texture built around firm, crunchy acidity that exponentially increases the length of the back palate. Pair with grilled whiting or freshwater trout.
RRP $38 | Drink to 2030 | helmwines.com.au
*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.
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