About the Wine
Riesling thrives in the Eden Valley, where it is higher and cooler than the Barossa Valley floor. The region has produced some of Australia's most classic Rieslings and Coulter is very much paying homage.
Where modern Rieslings can tend towards juicy flavours to offset dryness, Coulter unashamedly lean into the variety's natural strengths. Gently fragrant, with apples, lemon blossoms and kaffir lime. It smells so enticing and friendly. At 1.4gr residual sugar, though, this is bone dry. The linear acid is an exciting jolt to the system, carrying lemons, lime, river water and a mouth-watering chalky minerality. It'll do a better job of waking you up than your afternoon coffee.
Aussie Riesling as it should be. Complete the picture with prawns, oysters, or anything you'd squeeze citrus over.
Chris Coulter has worked for numerous Australian wineries on his journey to start his eponymous Adelaide Hills label. He works with predominantly Mediterranean varieties grown in small pockets of the region.
The wines show the thumbprint of winemaking class, cool-climate elegance and an early drinking succulence.