Sunday, November 6, 2011

Session 8 - Riesling

With the weather hotting up, it's time to crack open some Riesling! If you're unsure about Riesling, or think it's all sweet and comes from Germany....well think again...Australia makes some cracking dry (all the sugar has been fermented away) Rieslings.

Clare and Eden Valley (SA) are Australia's best known regions for Riesling, but there's plenty of good drinking from further afield with Western Australia, Tasmania, Canberra district and Victoria's Great Western and Henty all producing great examples. Orange is a relatively new region with high altitude and is tipped to be a exciting up and coming Riesling producer.

This #SwirlSniffSpit tasting, as always, seeks to show you a diverse range of styles and broaden your horizons beyond the Riesling your parents (or grandparents) drank.

Bracket 1 - Clare Valley (SA)
2011 Knappstein Handpicked Riesling
2010 Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling @PetalumaWine
2011 Sevenhill 'Inigo' Riesling

Bracket 2 - Eden Valley (SA)
2010 Karra Yerta Riesling @KarraYertaWines
2005 Karra Yerta Riesling @KarraYertaWines

Bracket 3 - Canberra District
2011 Capital Wines 'The Whip' Riesling @CapitalWines
2011 Lark Hill Riesling @LarkHillWines

Bracket 4 - Great Western/Henty (VIC)
2011 Bests Great Western Riesling @BestsWines
2011 The Story Henty Riesling @StoryWines
2010 Jamsheed Great Western Westgate Vineyard Riesling @JamsheedWines

Bracket 5 - Great Southern (WA)
2010 Xabregas Artisan Riesling @Xabregas_Wines
2010 Xabregas Estate Riesling @Xabregas_Wines
2011 Abbey Creek Vineyard Porongurup Riesling

Bracket 6 - Off Dry/Sweet Riesling
2009 Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Saarburger Rausch Riesling Sp├Ątlese (Mosel Saar Ruwer Germany) @Eurocentric
2010 Weingut Emrich-Schonleber Lenz Riesling Qba (Nahe, Germany) @Eurocentric
2009 Meadowbank Estate FGR Riesling (TAS)


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1 comment:

  1. This looks like one of the best line-ups yet! Very excited about this one, Riesling is so underrated, lets hope we see more of it being enjoyed this summer.

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