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Summer Riesling Dinner

There's nothing quite like a glass of crisp riesling to refresh during summer, which is probably why Aussie winemakers are so good at crafting it. Join us in Adelaide or Sydney as we explore some of the country’s most delicious examples of this much-loved grape.

Adelaide Dinner

Nick Ryan
15 February 2021
118 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Sydney Dinner

Peter Bourne
21 January 2021
Bibo Wine Bar
7 Bay Street, Double Bay, Sydney
$175 per person (inc GST), four-course dinner included ($157.50 for subscribers)
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2020 Mulline Anakie Riesling, Geelong

Taken from Staughton Vale Vineyard, planted in 1988 on Mount Anakie. This off-dry style shows sweet apples and citrus blossom with lemon sherbet acidity giving good tension, balance and purity.

2019 Rieslingfreak No.8 Polish Hill River Schatzkammer Riesling, Clare Valley

Inspired by Germany’s kabinett style of riesling, this wine exhibits flavours of passionfruit, Granny Smith apple and sweet lime, with sugar and acid perfectly balanced. It shows the purity of Polish Hill River, with classic flint and slate characters.

2019 Robert Stein Half Dry Riesling, Mudgee

From a near perfect growing season in Mudgee, this single vineyard half-dry riesling exhibits the hallmark balance of lemon and lime fruit characters, and crisp, clean acidity that winemaker Jacob Stein is known for.

2020 Brockenchack Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling, Eden Valley

Lashings of lemon and brown lime with a spike of citrus blossom leap out of the glass to tattoo ‘Eden Valley riesling’ on your nose – a classic expression of these high-country, old-timer vines. A continuous stream of fresh lemon over lime juice slides through an elegant lengthy palate, with a lean and tidy minerally steel dry finish.

2016 Corduroy Riesling, Clare Valley

The 2016 Corduroy Riesling allows the core elements of the Blenheim vineyard to shine, enhanced by aromatics and structure. White blossom, lemon, lime and ginger lift from the glass before your focus is drawn to the juicy textual fruit core backed by a crunchy zesty finish.

2015 Edenmae Estate Riesling, Eden Valley

In its youth, this Eden Valley riesling was full citrus, crisp and minerally. Quartz-green with apple, lemon blossom aromas, lime and slate to the fore. Five years on, now slightly golden in the glass, it’s silky and oily on the palate, with a honeyed and oaky overtone to the citrus backbone.

2019 Heathvale The Witness Riesling, Eden Valley

This bright, generous and aromatic wine shines with citrus flavours and minerality, supported byfine acidity. Its complex character and great length are the result of four different riesling clones in Heathvale’s low yielding vineyard.

2020 Kirrihill E.B.’s The Settler Riesling, Clare Valley

This wine shows aromas of intense lime zest, honeysuckle, green apple skin and a tight minerality. The tightly focused palate exhibits flavours of
lemon pith and grapefruit, with floral notes and mouth-watering acidity bringing the wine together on the finish.

2020 Max & Me Mirooloo Road Riesling, Eden Valley

Made from fruit sourced from the Woodcarvers Vineyard in the Flaxman Valley, this riesling offers aromas of lemon, lime, star jasmine and makrut lime leaf. The palate has depth of flavour, with vibrant citrus tones and minerality.

2020 O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling, Clare Valley

Pretty, fine and perfumed, this riesling has gorgeous notes of bath powder and florals with a hint of musk stick. Wonderful while fresh and lean, it also has excellent cellaring potential and will continue to reward for up to 10 years.

2015 Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling, Eden Valley

Intense classic lemon fruit aromas, with a hint of white flowers. Great length and depth with concentrated power, pristine fresh lime juice overlaid with toasted brioche, sage oil and lime marmalade. Finishing with a fresh, but soft, natural acidity.

2020 Rieslingfreak No.3 Clare Valley Riesling Dry, Clare Valley

Aromas of tropical and stone fruits, as well as citrus, lead to an explosive palate of orange, mandarin and lemon pith flavours, with green citrus notes highlighting the thread of seamless acid. The finish is fresh and clean.