Saturday, August 3, 2013

Chockstone 2012 Riesling

First of all, an admission. Not only had I never heard of the Chockstone label, I also knew nothing about A.T. Richardson, the producers, who are based at Great Western in the Grampians of Victoria. It turns out that until 2010 all of Adam Richardson's wines were exported to the US. Now they are available domestically, although in tiny quantities. Only 390 dozen cases of this riesling were made - but it is brilliant, and well worth seeking out. It's dry, but not not bone dry (six grams of residual sugar), taut and tight with citrus and slate notes alongside great acid. It really rocked my boat, and offers ridiculous value at just $22.

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