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Riesling Tasting

CRISP, REFRESHING RIESLING is a summer staple in Australia and we’re lucky enough to have some of the world’s best made right on our doorstep. Join host MIKE BENNIE to discover the virtues of this most delicious and diverse wine style, with stunning examples from across the country, as well as a top drop from Alsace, France.
Mike Bennie
5 February 2019
$75 (inc GST), light snacks included
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2017 Castelli Estate Riesling, Great Southern

Sourced from four individual subregions of Great Southern, this wine displays lifted floral and rose petal aromas balanced perfectly with a citrus core, talc-like acidity and textural mid-palate weight.

2017 Clonakilla Riesling, Canberra District

Murrumbateman’s cool, continental climate and decomposed granite soils are perfectly suited to riesling. With its pristine floral and citrus-edged flavours this stunning wine is perfect to drink now, but cellar for up to 15 years to watch it develop the classic lime and toast characters with age.  

2015 Famille Hugel Classic Riesling, Alsace

Restrained aromas of lime, fresh kiwifruit and lemongrass with a slight mineral edge lead to a thirst-quenching palate, delivering both structure and balance underlined by wonderful vigour and freshness.

2018 Freycinet Vineyard Riesling, Tasmania

A delicate perfume of fresh flowers leads to a lively and vibrant palate with bright citrus flavours and crunchy acidity. Refreshing, mineral-like characters are supported by piercing varietal flavours of ripe lemon and lime.

2018 Long Rail Gully Riesling, Canberra District

Beautifully ripe riesling fruit was whole-bunch pressed then slowly cool fermented to retain the fruit characters that had been carefully achieved in the vineyard. The resulting wine shows a lifted nose of confectionary, lime and citrus, with a fresh, lively and crisp palate.

2018 Majella Riesling, Coonawarra

Flavours of melon, zesty lemon and brown lime on the palate. Precise and crisp with dry citrus elements. Light in colour and long on aftertaste, this refreshing riesling is classic Coonawarra.

2018 Mesh Riesling, Eden Valley

Green and vibrant in appearance with aromas of zesty lemon and grapefruit. The palate is generous and intense, with citrus fruit and hints of talc. The wine finishes clean and dry with long, refreshing acidity.

2018 Nick O’Leary White Rocks Riesling, Canberra District

Sourced from the Westering Vineyard opposite Lake George, this lively riesling shows lime, lemon and spice flavours underpinned by hints of crushed apple. Mouth-watering, laser-like acidity will ensure it will live for many years, although it is beautiful drinking now.

2017 Paradigm Hill Riesling, Mornington Peninsula

Enticing aromas of white flowers, citrus, and at this youthful stage, crunchy green apples. The finesse on the palate combines with a rich, full texture resulting in a long, balanced and refreshing line of acid to finish.  

2018 Pewsey Vale 1961 Block Riesling, Eden Valley

This classic Eden Valley riesling is pristine with aromas and flavours of lemon myrtle and tea tree blossom. It currently shows great tautness and line with a crushed quartz-like minerality.

2017 Taylors St Andrews Riesling, Clare Valley

Zesty lemon and lime aromas are supported by faint notes of orange blossom and talc. This particular Clare riesling is still tight and restrained, with a linear focus to the palate, purity of fruit flavours and slate-like minerality across the mid-palate.

2016 Trevelen Farm Riesling, Great Southern

From an exceptional vintage in southwest WA, this fresh and vibrant riesling is layered with lifted aromas of citrus blossom and spice. The palate is ripe with lemon sherbet and Meyer lemon and has a sustained and flavoursome dry finish.