16 Jul 2012
Another reason why we love Aussie Riesling!!!
Riesling is a highly misunderstood wine, but it is also a delicious wine. Riesling from Germany is based on the sugar content at harvest, which has given birth to the complicating grading system of Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese, etc.
When most wine lovers think of Riesling, they think of the German stuff, which is delicious but complicated. If they have never spent the time to understand the classification system, then they probably pass on the Riesling and go for Chardonnay or something else.
Luckily for us, Riesling has found a new home in Australia, and you generally know what you are going to get because they are all dry. Not just dry, but often bone dry. This is the case with Riesling from the Clare Valley, which go down crisp and refreshing. South Australia’s Clare Valley produces some of the world’s finer versions of dry Riesling. Refreshing, crisp and clean, they are a perfect wine for warmer weather, lighter food or Asian fusion dishes.
Jim Barry has come out with an exceptional rendition with their 2011 Jim Barry Lodge Hill Riesling
. Packed full of flavor, yet zesty and bright, this has that little extra dimension to it that really sets it apart. It has critical acclaim across the board and Aussie wine guru James Halliday gave it a 95 pt review. Having just recently tried it with Thomas Barry, grandson of the founder, who was visiting our market, we can honestly say if you like Aussie Riesling from the Clare then you are going to love this one. Solid pricing and exceptional quality make this a terrific value. We sell this beauty for $15.99 and $13.99 when you purchase 6 bottles or more. Stocks are limited so as always first come first served.
Posted by Gregg 00:00:00