Wine Lists

Top Australian riesling to try

By Halliday Promotion

19 Apr, 2021

Acquaint yourself with 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 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 |

    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 |

    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 |

    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 |

    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 |

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

    Top image credit: Wine Australia