About The Wine
The fifth release of Hamish Young's Mada Wines Riesling is a deviation from his typical Blanc assemblage.
With bushfires tainting much of the fruit that Hamish would typically use around his home base of Murrumbateman, Hamish had to look a little farther afield. Ash Ratcliff at Ricca Terra Farms in the Riverland and Sydney wine personality Michael Archer found him some parcels of Zibbibo, Vermentino and Pinot Gris that would closely recreate his usual aromatic blend.
It has turned out wonderfully with amazing perfume and a tickle of exotic spice. A delicious white wine here that is crisp but insanely fruity, this is screaming for something spicy or fresh seafood.
About Mada Wines
Mada wines sees ex-Eden Road operational winemaker Hamish Young venture out on his own for the first time.
Sourcing fruit from some great sites across the Canberra and Hilltops regions, his first releases were a smash hit and his star continues to rise.
His wines show a fresher and more modern side of NSW wine, all about vibrant fruit and ease of drinking. He looks for texture in his aromatic whites, freshness in his delightful red wines, each release sees him refine his own 'house style' a little more.
This is a Canberra producer to watch for the future - one of the new crop shaking up the regional scene.
As Mike Bennie once said, "Mada Wines should be put on your list of wines to watch, or indeed to buy a bit of....then probably a lot of."