Riesling, Western Australia

Riesling is a white grape that is famous for its intense aromatics and crisp acidity. Riesling was the most planted white grape in Australia until the early 1990s when Chardonnay took over. Riesling flourishes in the Clare Valley, particularly Watervale, around the Polish Hill River, and in the cooler Eden Valley. Riesling is also being grown with increasing popularity in the Western Australia regions Albany, Frankland River and Porongorup. Australian Rieslings are noted for their citrus/lime fruit flavours in their youth and a smooth balance of freshness, lanolin and acid as they age. Australian botrytized Rieslings have immense levels of flavour concentration with beautiful acid and structure.

Riesling was first planted in New Zealand in the 1970s and has flourished in the relatively cool climates of the Marlborough, Central Otago area and for late harvests in the Nelson region.

Alsace is famous for producing outstanding Riesling from dry austere to Vendages Tardives and Sélection de Grains Nobles. They tend to be fuller, more savoury and viscous wines than those of other countries.

In Germany, Riesling constitutes around 20% of total plantings. The best examples are planted on south-facing slate-rich slopes. Germany produces many different styles from dry perfumed wines with racy, mineral acidity to exotically lush flavours of their great late harvest wines.
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  1. Frankland Estate 'Rocky Gully' Riesling 2021
    Made to enjoy in its youth the Rocky Gully Riesling displays generosity of flavour and delicacy making it an ideal accompaniment with a wide range of foods and occasions. Fresh pear and citrus blossom aromas, as well as bath salt ... Learn More
  2. Frankland Estate 'Rocky Gully' Riesling 2020
    Made to enjoy in its youth the Rocky Gully Riesling displays generosity of flavour and delicacy making it an ideal accompaniment with a wide range of foods and occasions. Fresh pear and citrus blossom aromas, as well as bath salt ... Learn More
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  3. Frankland Estate 'Rocky Gully' Riesling 2019
    Made to enjoy in its youth the Rocky Gully Riesling displays generosity of flavour and delicacy making it an ideal accompaniment with a wide range of foods and occasions. Fresh pear and citrus blossom aromas, as well as bath salt ... Learn More
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  4. Plantagenet 'Museum Release' Riesling 2010
    "Beautifully balanced, fresh lime juice and lemon blossom flavours fill its zesty concentrated palate, with minerally acidity streaming long into the finish" - Nick Stock. ... Learn More
  5. Frankland Estate Riesling 2021
    Smells of wet stone and talc mixed with yellow citrus peel and floral tones jump from the glass. A juicy crystalline Riesling on both the nose and palate. The mouth feel is textural and juicy with a long finish of ... Learn More
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  6. Frankland Estate Riesling 2020
    Smells of wet stone and talc mixed with yellow citrus peel and floral tones jump from the glass. A juicy crystalline Riesling on both the nose and palate. The mouth feel is textural and juicy with a long finish of ... Learn More
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  7. Frankland Estate Riesling 2019
    With aromas of white citrus flower and blossom this wine starts with alluring appeal. The soft and approachable start builds with a combination of lime, bath salts and mandarin pith. The richness of fruit is highlighted by the texture, spice ... Learn More
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  8. Plantagenet 'Museum Release' Riesling 2011
    Limey, floral, mineral, stone fruit aromas still showing with honeydew richness leading the aged characters. A beautifully balanced aged Riesling. This 2011 now with a soft palate, acidity and a mouth-filling flavour complexity. A treat to taste a wine like this ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  9. Plantagenet 'Museum Release' Riesling 2013
    96 POINTS, JAMES HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION Great Southern Riesling deserves more attention in the world of wine, particularly at this price. Beautifully balanced, fresh lime juice and lemon blossom flavours fill its zesty, concentrated palate, with minerally acidity streaming long into ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  10. Frankland Estate 'Isolation Ridge' Riesling 2018
    Framed organically (certified) contributing to this consistently being ranked among the best in Australia. The wine leaps out of the glass with perfumed white citrus florals, spice and grapefruit. A real generosity and poise on the palate. Ripe juicy limes ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Gary Walsh
  11. Frankland Estate 'Poison Hill' Riesling 2018
    A complex, alluringly perfumed, silky textured wine. Aromas of lavender, rose petal and jasmine green tea are complemented by hints of spice and chalky-talc notes. The nose leads into a soft, elegant yet flavoursome palate. A luxurious wine with a ... Learn More
  12. Frankland Estate 'Isolation Ridge' Riesling 2016
    Complex and perfumed on the nose it has alluring citrus pith, zesty orange, lime and cumquat. Delicate flavours of spice and ironstone mineral undertones. There is a real softness and generosity of fruit on the front and mid palate. The ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    James Halliday
  13. Frankland Estate Poison Hill Riesling 2020
    A complex, alluringly perfumed, silky textured wine. Aromas of lavender, rose petal and jasmine green tea are complemented by hints of spice and chalky-talc notes. The nose leads into a soft, elegant yet flavoursome palate. A luxurious wine with a ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  14. Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling 2020
    Beautiful perfume that reflects perfectly into flavours in the palate, a shimmering, glassy and tense feel drawn long and to a powdery, lightly puckering and, again, talc-like lingering finish. Epic. - Mike Bernie Framed organically (certified) contributing to this consistently ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  15. Frankland Estate Smith Cullam Riesling 2019
    Very light-yellow hue, with a powerful aroma of lemon-pith, dried flowers and spices, including star anise, very complex and beautiful. The taste is delicate and refined, restrained and youthfully reserved, but searingly intense, with a faintly off-dry balance lending a ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    Huon Hooke
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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  16. Online Tasting Pack - Old World V New World Thursday 28th Oct 6:30pm AEDT

    It's back by popular demand! The ultimate debate in wine, Old World  V New World. Two Master of Wines' going head to head on arguably the most controversial subject in wine, we have Alistair Cooper MW in the ... Learn More

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