Riesling

Riesling

"Riesling has to be the most misunderstood grape variety in the world today, loved by the few that have truly discovered its brilliance but unfortunately, this still remains a small number as the majority of people are still wary of this wonderful grape."

This may be down to the Rieslings of the past and those ghastly blue-and-black bottles we endured many years ago (Sorry Blue Nun!) that were full of the dilute, sweet liquid that sadly, many still associate with the variety. Thankfully, this could not be further from the truth and Riesling today is capable of producing a myriad of flavours from bon... read moree dry with flinty minerality and crisp orchard and citrus fruits to expressively floral styles with vibrant blossom and honey aromas with the unique aptitude to develop aromas of petrol and kerosene as it ages.

Riesling's homeland is Germany where extremely age-worthy, super premium examples exist in both sweet and dry styles (look for the single word Trocken on the label to indicate dry) a great example of which is Eva Fricke Lorcher Krone Riesling Qba Trocken 2015. However, the cool regions of the new world have taken on the challenge of this notoriously tricky variety with tremendous success. The most famous new world region for Riesling is probably Clare Valley in South Australia where you can find cool, high altitude vineyards that produce bright, crisp Rieslings with distinct flavours of lime and mouth-watering acidity. This is followed by Eden Valley further north but one of the most exciting regions to watch for new world Riesling is Tasmania, Australia’s most southern region, surrounded by windy coastline and influenced by the cool breezes from the Southern Ocean makes it ideal for growing cool climate varieties such as Riesling.

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Glaetzer-Dixon Uberblanc Riesling 2019

Glaetzer-Dixon Uberblanc Riesling 2019

Tasmania, Australia

£20.50 £16.50 per bottle RRP £20.50 Save £4.00 74 in stock

Stuart McCloskey “What a glorious nose – truly so. It’s brimming with dried apricot, salt / saline, layers of mineral, oyster shell, lemon oil, orange peel and smoked almonds.  The palate soars and the glycerol-richness is admirable for such a young wine. Given the intensity, this reminds me of drinking Grosses Gewächs wines from... read more

Stuart McCloskey “What a glorious nose – truly so. It’s brimming with dried apricot, salt / saline, layers of mineral, oyster shell, lemon oil, orange peel and smoked almonds.  The palate soars and the glycerol-richness is admirable for such a young wine. Given the intensity, this reminds me of drinking Grosses Gewächs wines from Germany. This is extraordinarily complex – I am honestly left speechless as it’s so young. Like Nick’s Chardonnay, the texture is velvety and super-expansive. Riesling without acidity is dead and flat – this, however, provides a perfect acid structure which creates a discreet frame around the juicy, ripe fruit (it’s almost dripping with ripe peach). Stony minerality along with a gorgeous, salty pang is a triumph. I love the mandarin note – perhaps a little iodine too. Unquestionably, the best, young Aussie Riesling I have ever sampled and certainly a step-up from the previous vintage. Utterly gorgeous now but, and over the next 5-15 years, you will be taken to new heights. Breathtaking purity. Sampled using Zalto Universal glassware.”

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