Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Ridgemill Estate Riesling 2013

Riesling is certainly not a variety you'd assume would prosper on the Granite Belt but winemaker Peter McGlashan is certainly not afraid to challenge the norm and try new things. He came across a patch of Riesling and hasn't looked back.

This 2013 is his first crack at the variety and if this is the start, he is ready to scale some lofty heights.

Citrusy with white flowers, the wine is quite textural yet clean and pure. Flavours are persistent with a squeeze of lime rushing in right at the death, something which I thought was fantastic.

Very well priced and something you could wash your Thai dish down with or just drink it on its own to quench your need for Riesling.

I'd be most interested to see how this would age in five and ten years. I guess time will tell.

Available at the cellar door, online or at Craft bottleshop in Brisbane.

Who: Ridgemill Estate
What: Riesling (11.5% alc)
Where: Granite Belt
When: 2013
How: $18