Here’s week one’s post for #newwinethisweek from Anthony @ Confessions of a Wine Geek. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you….Aussie Riesling!
We thought we would get the year off to a bright and breezy start with a grape variety that is currently experiencing somewhat of a renaissance. As well as thrilling examples from Germany and fantastic wines from Alsace, New World countries are producing some hugely enjoyable Rieslings these days.
Last year I enjoyed bottles from New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and Chile; but in my opinion it’s the Aussies who are leading the charge. The key regions to look out for are the Clare and Eden Valleys in South Australia, and Great Southern on the West coast. The Rieslings of Australia are generally bone dry, with searing acidity and lashings of citrus fruit – I think it’s the perfect partner to a Chinese takeaway!
Tesco have come up trumps on this one with their ever-reliable Finest offering, currently on promotion at £7.99, as well as the excellent Tim Adams…
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