02 Jul 2016

A dry Riesling love affair

A dry Riesling love affair

Rieslings suck you in. It is easy to dismiss them based on experiences drinking some inexpensive German versions.

The German Rieslings that fall into the confusing Pradikatswein classification are world class and will blow minds around the world, but the labeling system can be enough to make people not bother. Aussie Rieslings have easy to read labels, and tend to be on the dry side of the sugar scale. No matter where they come from, we have learned to love well-made Rieslings, and we have been enjoying Aussie Rieslings for over a decade. What is not to love about them? They are generally very clean in style with attractive flavor characteristics and there are many inexpensive options, of which Pewsey Vale has to be one of our staff favorites.

Almost every year the Pewsey Vale Riesling gets great scores, 90+ and their current 2015 release is no different (James Suckling 95/96 pts, Wine Spectator 90 pts). Sourced from some of Australia's oldest vines out of the higher elevation Eden Valley, originally planted in the 1840's, the origins of this wine have to be without a doubt some of the oldest Riesling vineyards in the New World. That is a story in its own right, but the real story is the exceptional value and quality that this label offers year in and year out.

The 2015 is showing well but has enough backbone to age nicely for a number of years. We are offering this lovely, dry South Australian Riesling for $14.99 a bottle and $13.49 on a six bottle or more purchase. The quality and pedigree of Pewsey Vale Riesling makes it one of the better buys out there. Consistency in quality and more than fair pricing makes this a great value. If you like dry Aussie Riesling then this is one to take note of...

Posted by Gregg 00:00:00

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