Riesling

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. DONNHOFF 'OBERHAUSER LEISTENBERG' RIESLING KABINETT 2017
    Sourced from a steep, southeast-facing slope with grey clay slate soil. A perfect vineyard for Kabinett wines! A cool, fresh nose with white peach, fresh fig and apple aromas. With well-defined, spicy fruit, very elegant with a wonderful balance between ... Learn More
  2. MAYER DR REMSTAL GERMAN RIESLING 2017
    Crisp and clean with racy acidity and stony minerality classic to this region. This wine will be perfect for the cellar. Sourced from Timo Mayer's original family vineyard located in Remstal, Baden, just outside of Stuttgart. This was the region ... Learn More
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  3. FRANKLAND ESTATE 'SMITH CULLAM' RIESLING 2017
    Smith Cullam Riesling is a kabinett style riesling (containing 30 grams of residual sugar), made from select low yielding vines within the Isolation Ridge vineyard. Lifted aromas of exotic spice with delicate fresh lime, guava and herb characters underpinned by a ... Learn More
  4. LOOSEN BARRY WALHALLA DRY RIESLING 2016
    Made by 3rd generation wine growers/makers Sam and Tom Barry in collaboration with German superstar winemaker Erni Loosen of Dr Loosen. The wine is made from Mosel Riesling grapes grown on the Erdener Treppchen vineyard, raised in the Australian ... Learn More
  5. GROSSET 'POLISH HILL' RIESLING 2018
    This wine is often regarded as Australia's best Riesling. While fresh and drinkning well now, this wine has an ageing potential of easily up to 20 years. Intense citrus and cool slate characters, voluminous floral aromatics, with hints of talc and ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  6. GROSSET POLISH HILL RIESLING 2019
    “Most would consider that Grosset Polish Hill is always produced from low yielding vines, so what happens when the Clare Valley’s lack of winter rain results in the ‘lowest yielding vintage for decades’. Something special. There are subtle yet ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  7. CHAPOUTIER ALSACE RIESLING 'LIEU-DIT BERG' 2015
    The grapes are harvested by hand into 20kg trays. Fine with notes of plum, fresh tangerine citrus, grapefruit, with menthol and celery. Slender and crisp on the palate. This wine has a weave of salty bitters underscored by a dash ... Learn More
  8. CHAPOUTIER ALSACE RIESLING 'LIEU-DIT BUEHL' 2015
    Grapes are pressed for about 8 hours. Then they are vinified in big traditional Alsatian casks and ferment with natural yeasts. The nose exhibits exotic fruit aromas such as pineapple and mango with mineral notes of blossoms. The palate is powerful ... Learn More
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  9. KUSUDA RIESLING 2018
    Ranked #1 of 34 2018 Riesling from New Zealand by Bob Campbell MW. "Wonderfully pure Riesling with an ethereal texture. It has the Kusuda signature of delicacy and finesse. Bone-dry with lime, white flower and oyster shell mineral characters. Should age beautifully. 97 Points" ... Learn More
    KUSUDA RIESLING 2018
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    Bob Campbell MW
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  10. GROSSET SPRINGVALE RIESLING 2019 (MAGNUM)
    A swirl of the glass will unleash the potent aromas of this very different vintage of Grosset Springvale Riesling. It’s so dramatically perfumed that it’s almost overwhelming: the aromatics themselves are not so surprising – lovely florals, lemongrass, lime ... Learn More
  11. LOOSEN BARRY WOLTA WOLTA DRY RIESLING 2017
    On 17th March 2017, five tonnes of Riesling were harvested from Block 18 (planted in 1979) at our Lodge Hill vineyard. It was a week later than normal as we were looking for a greater hangtime. Juice numbers were very good at 12 baumé ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  12. GUNDERLOCH 'ROTHENBERG GROSSES GEWACHS' RIESLING 2017
    A mouthwatering German Riesling, sourced from the Rothenberg vineyard, a "Grosses Gewachs" or "Great Growth" vineyard. Off-dry in character with a cleansing acidity and plenty of citrus and stone fruit make this a perfect aperitif. Aromas of citrus, floral, honey ... Learn More
  13. JOH. JOS PRUM 'WEHLENER SONNENUHR AUSLESE' RIESLING 2017
    "..an intense, savory aroma, with racy flavors of slate, sea salt and white pepper accented by green apple and white cherry notes. Fine, bright apricot fruit. It is sweet but somehow you hardly notice the sweetness within the harmony of ... Learn More
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    Kim Marcus
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  14. DONNHOFF ESTATE DELLCHEN RIESLING GROSSES GEWACHS 2018
    A historic steeply sloping vineyard which Dönnhoff awoke from its slumber. Steep terraces in a hollow with slate and porphyry soils. The vines are about 20 years old and yield about 35hl/ha. 100% selective hand harvest. The must is fermented ... Learn More
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    Nick Stock
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    Jancis Robinson
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  15. DONNHOFF ESTATE DELLCHEN RIESLING GROSSES GEWACHS 2016
    Dönnhoff wines have such power and complexity that their signature weightlessness seems nigh on miraculous. One taste and you sense the magic. These wines are on a par with the best of Germany in a very unique way: the ... Learn More
  16. A CHRISTMANN IDIG GROSSES GEWACHS RIESLING 2014
    A beautifully balanced Riesling, with a slippery textured and powerful fruit presence. Essence of Thai piquant spice, flowers and citrus. Making it perfect for Asian cuisine and seafood. This estate only produces wines of the highest quality from the top ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    David Schildknecht
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    Michael Schmidt
  17. WITTMANN KIRCHSPIEL RIESLING GROSSES GEWÄCHS 2018
    The Kirchspiel grand cru site opens toward the Rhine like an amphitheatre. Its southern and southeastern exposure protects the vines from cold westerly winds – and accounts for the excellent microclimate of the vineyard. The soil structure is similar to that ... Learn More
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    Nick Stock
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    Jancis Robinson
  18. A.CHRISTMANN IDIG RIESLING GROSSES GEWACHS 2018
    Idig was more or less forgotten until the early 1990s, when the Christmann family of Gimmeldingen purchased choice parcels of the original site and “put Idig on the map” with recognition and awards by leading German and international wine critics ... Learn More
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  19. A.CHRISTMANN IDIG RIESLING GROSSES GEWACHS 2017
    Idig was more or less forgotten until the early 1990s, when the Christmann family of Gimmeldingen purchased choice parcels of the original site and “put Idig on the map” with recognition and awards by leading German and international wine critics ... Learn More
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  20. GROSSET POLISH HILL RIESLING 2019 (MAGNUM)
    “Most would consider that Grosset Polish Hill is always produced from low yielding vines, so what happens when the Clare Valley’s lack of winter rain results in the ‘lowest yielding vintage for decades’. Something special. There are subtle yet ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  21. DONNHOFF HERMANNSHOHLE RIESLING GROSSES GEWACHS 2018
    A perfect, steep southern slope with soils consisting of blackish grey slate and volcanic elements, extremely rich in minerals. This legendary site is the best-rated vineyard in the entire Nahe region. The vines are up to 60 years old and give ... Learn More
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    Nick Stock
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    Jancis Robinson
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    Stephan Reinhardt
  22. F.X. PICHLER RIESLING KELLERBERG SMARAGD 2016
    Family owned and operated since 1898, F.X. Pichler wine are synonymous with the highest quality Riesling and Gruner. The Kellerberg Smaragd vineyard is located on the Danube and is highly prized for its elegantly feminine wines that have now reached ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  23. WITTMANN MORSTEIN RIESLING GROSSES GEWÄCHS 2018
    The grand cru Morstein site is situated on the south-facing slope that stretches from Gundersheim to Westhofen. The subsoil consists of massive limestone rocks. The first documented mention of the site dates from 1282. Today, Wittmann owns about 4 ha (10 acres) in ... Learn More
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    Nick Stock
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    Jancis Robinson
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  24. JOH. JOS PRUM 'WEHLENER SONNENUHR AUSLESE GOLDKAPSEL' RIESLING 2017
    Katharina Prüm explains the Goldkapsel wines in this way: “Think of them as limited edition, small production lots of the best Auslese of a vintage. They are made from stronger, selected grapes containing higher concentrated juice, usually affected by ... Learn More
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  25. A CHRISTMANN IDIG GROSSES GEWACHS RIESLING 2013 MAGNUM
    A beautifully balanced Riesling, with a slippery textured and powerful fruit presence. Essence of Thai piquant spice, flowers and citrus, making it perfect for Asian cuisine and seafood. This estate only produces wines of the highest quality from the top ... Learn More
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