WANTING TO KNOW WHAT WINES YOU SHOULD BE SLURPING IN THE HEAT? READ ON…
When it comes down to grabbing a bottle of wine for any occasion, we certainly have a plentiful choice here in the lucky country. You can go to lengths to find some top international drops but why would you when Australia is producing some really stellar wines that should certainly be on your radar this summer.
Riesling is definitely one of these and is perfect drinking as the weather begins to warm up. Often mistaken as a purely sweet wine, there are some great examples of dry and fresh styles from the Clare and Eden Valleys in South Australia. These areas both have altitude and come summer usually have really warm days, yet relatively cool nights. Great conditions that bring on complexity and flavours within the grapes Thinking of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc? Trust me, do yourself a favour and dip your toe into this aromatic grape variety. In general, young Riesling is moderately citrus driven with apricot, nectarine and honey crisp apple aromas. Working fantastically with most spiced food.
Top 3 picks for Australian Riesling this summer:
2018 Reislingfreak no.4 – Eden Valley Riesling- Average $22 a bottle
great freshness and acidity- flavours of bruised lime and sweet spice.
2017 Mountadam – Eden Valley Riesling- Average $20 a bottle
Aromas of citrus and blossom, underlying herb character make a great complex wine.
2017 O’Leary Walker – Polish Hill River Riesling- Average $25 a bottle
Bright and floral wine with a great lemon and lime crispness