Monday, April 7, 2014

Ridgemill Estate 2013 Riesling

Last week was Queensland Wine Week and some of the local producers kindly sent me a few samples. This was one of the revelations from a selection of wines that offered plenty of interest and hints of a quality revolution on the Granite Belt. This is as good as any sub-$20 Australian riesling I've tasted recently and its novelty value - and value for money - make it well worth seeking out. It's as bright and fresh as a daisy with fresh cut flower and citrus notes on the nose followed by some by crisp citrus peel flavours, plenty of acid backbone and length. A delightfully balanced cool-climate style dry riesling, hand-picked and basket pressed, that weighs in at just 11% alcohol but has plenty of flavour and character. $18.   

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