- 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.
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.
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 $25 | Drink to 2029 | pikeswines.com.au
RRP $60 | Drink to 2030 | dandelionvineyards.com.au
RRP $65 | Drink to 2025 | franklandestate.com.au
*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.