2017 Loosen Barry Walhalla Riesling

A collaborative Riesling from the Barry family and Ernie of Dr. Loosen. Mosel Riesling made the way they do it in the Clare.

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A collaborative effort here between the iconic labels Dr. Loosen of the Mosel and Jim Barry of the Clare Valley.

If the Wolta Wolta is a Germanic-styled Riesling made from Australian fruit, the Walhalla is the other side of that coin.

This is Australian winemaking techniques applied to fruit from the Erdener Treppchen vineyard in the Mosel - that is to say it is made dry, lean, flinty and precise.

It would be the perfect transition wine for anyone who has enjoyed Australian Riesling in the past and is looking to make their first exploration in German Riesling.

It's fine, tight, and will cellar a dream. A cracking release of this collaborative wine.

The wine is made from Mosel Riesling grapes grown on the Erdener Treppchen vineyard, raised in the Australian style. By this we mean it's bone dry, with long aging on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks. Walhalla is German for "Garden of the Gods" where the souls of heroes slain in battle were received by Odin and where they celebrated with all-day feasts and drinking sprees.

94 Points - "Perfumed with a juicy burst of flavour. I’m thinking sweet and sour green apple, fresh mint, green mango tang, tight feel to it too, slight cheesy savoury edge, with fetching stony and chalky grip, and a quinine-like bitterness to the finish, with a good squeeze of fresh lime and stony dryness. Great drink. Refreshing and complex." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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