Our Pick of Summer Riesling Wines
Riesling has overcome its sugar-water reputation to be appreciated as a versatile wine, quite unlike any other. Generally light in alcohol and with a high natural acidity that helps lift any sweetness, it makes for the perfect summer wine to be drunk alone or with shellfish, poultry, desserts and even spicy food.
Key Flavours: Apricot, Peach, Lime, Grapefruit, Orange Blossom, Honey, Mineral and Petrol with Age.
Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling (South Australia)
NOSE: Florals, apple blossom and jasmine with perfumed bath salts, lime juice, lemon pith and a faint hint of spice to finish.
PALATE: Flavours of citrus, principally lemon juice/pith, slatey acid and a phenolic finish.
Trimbach, Réserve Riesling 2011 (Alsace)
NOSE: Lemon peel, honeyed fruit, fennel and menthol.
PALATE: Ripe, supple and rich, yet lean and precise with excellent mineral character.
Riesling Vom Gelben Löss 2012, Josef Ehmoser (Austria)
NOSE: Restrained with cool stone notes and peach.
PALATE: Dry and fresh with pure lime notes.Crisp acidity and long finish.