White Wine, 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. Road To Enlightenment Riesling 2021
    Road to Enlightenment Riesling is regional and varietally expressive - full of character and exceptionally drinkable. Sourced from a combination of older and younger vines in the heart of the Clare Valley, just off the Horrocks Highway to the north ... Learn More
  2. 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
  3. Jaeschkes Hill River Clare Riesling 2019
    Jaeschke’s Hill River Clare Estate is a family owned single vineyard located in the Polish Hill River Valley, 6kms South-East of Clare. This Riesling shows fragrant floral & tropical fruit aromas on the nose, followed by a typical Polish Hill ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  4. Woods Crampton White Label Riesling 2020
    Sourced from three higher altitude and well established Eden Valley vineyards just below 600 metres. The nose is very fresh and restrained, tending towards citrus with subtle floral notes. The palate is elegant and pure with a core of delicate citrus ... Learn More
  5. United Cellars Selection 'Riesling By Tom Barry' 2019
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! Sourced from both the prestigious Watervale sub region and the Barry’s own 40 yr old Lodge Hill vineyard in the Clare Valley. The palate shows lime citrus peel and ginger. There ... Learn More
  6. SYP Monsters Attack Riesling 2020
    Some Young Punks' texture-rich, zingy and citrussy Riesling is sourced from a single site north of the Watervale township. Peach flesh with strong lime and lemon zest on the nose. The balance is superb, and the wine tastes like a ... Learn More
  7. Frogmore Creek Riesling 2019
    These slowly-ripened grapes develop pure fruit flavours, fresh natural acidity and are perfect for making seriously good wines. ... Learn More
  8. United Cellars Selection 'Riesling By Tom Barry' 2021
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! Sourced from both the prestigious Watervale sub region and the Barry’s own 40 yr old Lodge Hill vineyard in the Clare Valley. The palate shows lime citrus peel and ginger. There ... Learn More
  9. Atlas Watervale Riesling 2021
    The fruit is sourced from 2 distinguished vineyard sites in the Clare Valley. The main part is sourced from a premium vineyard owned by the famous Koerner family which also sells fruit to wineries such as Vickery, Adelina and Leo Buring. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Gary Walsh
  10. O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2007
    Established in 2000 by David O'Leary and Nick Walker, O'Leary Walker Wines produces small batch, vegan-friendly premium wine. ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson MW
  11. 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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    Curly Haslam-Coates
  12. Woods Crampton 'Black Label' Riesling 2019
    100% hand picked, 100% whole bunch pressed - just the freerun juice is used. On yeast lees for 4 months before bottling. The nose is pure and fresh. It is dominated by citrus aromas along with hints of green apple and floral blossom. ... Learn More
  13. Corryton Burge Eden Valley Riesling 2021
    An approachable fruit driven style with good acid and backbone. Sourced from our long term growers in Eden Valley, the Milton Tscharke family. Planted on an Eastern facing slope the fruit avoids the harsh afternoon sun. With crisp apple, lemon ... Learn More
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    Winepilot
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    Mike Bennie
  14. Crawford River Nektar Riesling (375ml) 1998
    Crawford River is very much a family operation. The talented Thomson clan have been producing wine from their beautiful home vineyard since 1985. The Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc thrive on the estate, but it's Riesling ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  15. Woods Crampton 'Black Label' Riesling 2020
    The fruit was hand harvested early in the morning into small bins before rapid transportation to the winery. Following a chill overnight at seven degrees overnight the fruit was whole bunch pressed. Only the finest free run (less than five ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
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    Gary Walsh
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    Angus Hughson
  16. Jim Barry 'Single Vineyard' Riesling 2020
    A generous opulent style Riesling with an aromatic drive of pink grapefruit, florals, green apple and a lift of tropical guava. Generous flavours of citrus and tropical fruit to open, tied together by a loosely woven framework of zippy acid. ... Learn More
  17. Powell & Son Riesling 2014
    “Ive always loved Eden Valley riesling, always wanted to work with it. The vineyard needed a fair bit of work so we really worked the site, it needed some help, but it’s a beauty of a site; the vines ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
  18. Juwel Rheinhessen Riesling 2020
    A Riesling full of peach and lime scents. The palate presents itself with a juicy yet delicate and elegant minerality. Moderate in alcohol, the play between sweet and sour awards it with finesse and lightness, a distinct characteristic of the ... Learn More
  19. Koyama Tussock Terrace Riesling 2018
    Koyama Mountford was planted in 1991 on an enviable calcareous scree embedded in the north-western face of the eastern Waipara Valley. A substrata of marl brimming with plentiful active limestone, it is known as ‘The Golden Mile’. Waxy honeydew and citrus ... Learn More
  20. S.C. Pannell Riesling 2018
    Steve has always loved Riesling and in a formative moment early in his career in a well know Adelaide bar he was introduced to and subsequently fell hard for a German Riesling made by J.J Prum. You could say ... Learn More
  21. Prophet'S Rock Dry Riesling 2019
    It gets the same meticulous treatment in the vineyard as our top Pinot Noir, and our yields are extremely low, creating a concentrated expression of our unique site. Averaging only 300 cases per vintage, our Dry Riesling is a rare find. ... Learn More
  22. Charteris Riesling The Hunt Vineyard 2012
    There is detail and refinement in this wine, while still showing abundance, lots of lemon and lime sorbet aromatics with some florals. Lemon blossom, a hint of Rose petal and white nectarine with the faintest hint of spice, like cinnamon ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  23. Grosset Springvale Riesling 2020
    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
  24. Rippon 'Jeunesse' Riesling 2019
    The Rippon Jeunesse Young Vine Riesling 2019 vintage is a stellar release; a kaleidoscope of flavours from lime to grapefruit, juicy and tart and sweet-sour all at once. So much length, great texture with an almost crunchy finish. Brilliant expression of ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  25. Jim Barry 'The Florita' Riesling 2021
    Florita’ is Spanish for ‘little flower’. Located fifteen kilometres south of Clare township in the tiny village of Watervale, the famous Riesling vineyard was planted to Palamino in 1946 for making Fino Sherry, and replanted to Riesling in 1962. The birthplace of ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  26. Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2018
    Upon release the colour is bright lemon. The bouquet is a tantalising patchwork of apricot, marmalade, honey and orange zest, interwoven with floral notes and a lick of ginger. The botrytis has added concentration and richness, yet there is a ... Learn More
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    Cameron Douglas MS
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    Bob Campbell MW
  27. Rippon Riesling Mature Vines 2019
    A warm & productive summer put plenty of flesh on this wine. The fruit is issued from Rippon’s mature vines, whose root hairs have invaded the schist rock below. Lurking towards the end of the first mouthful is substantial phenolic ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
  28. Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Museum Release Riesling 2011
    Exceptional balance and a natural high acidity carry the wine now and for years to come. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Mike Bennie
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