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Frisky Risky Riesling Pack

Six scintillating 'alt-stylings' of Riesling from around the country. Skinsy, fizzy, cloudy and crunchy, this pack has it all!

$179.00

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About The Pack

Riesling is one of the most versatile grapes on planet Earth.

Here's six cracking, boundary pushing versions of the variety - from Pet-Nat to skin-contact, from sweet to flinty and dry.

Thirst-inducing and a little bit wild, these are some of the country's most creative versions of this noble grape.

2018 Ravensworth Riesling Ancestral Pet Nat

Here's another out of Bryan Martin's 'Weird Stuff' portfolio.

Pétillant Naturel (Pét-Nat) is a traditional way of making lightly sparkling wines. Essentially, the winemaker will bottle the wine before the ferment is complete and allow it to kick on inside the bottle. The wines are super interesting, constantly evolving in the bottle, progressively becoming more and more wonderful. They are alive...

The Ravensworth Pét-Nat is made from 100% estate grown Riesling. The fruit was pressed as whole bunches straight into two 700L ceramic eggs, the cloudy juice was then bottled and sealed with a crown.

Bryan Martin has made this wine style one of his specialties over the last few years. This release looks better than ever.

Read more about 2018 Ravensworth Riesling Ancestral Pet Nat

2017 Mac Forbes RS19 Riesling

The Mac Forbes Rieslings are built little differently to the average Australian Riesling.

Where most producers now-a-days look for bone dry Riesling as their style staple, Mac isn't afraid of a little residual sugar. For him, it's all about getting finding the best balance for each wine, and with the tight granite soils of Strathboogie giving the fruit an intense minerality, Mac feels a touch of R/S puts this nicely back in balance.

This is Mac's 'off-dry' Riesling with the 19 grams of sugar that remains just gives a lovely fruit weight to the palate whilst maintaining freshness. It's long, fine and full flavoured, something approachable now but that will definitely do well with some time in the cellar.

Read more about 2017 Mac Forbes RS19 Riesling

2018 Two Tonne Tasmania Ziggurat Riesling

Slowly but surely, the Two Tonne Tasmania range is expanding.

This suite of releases know as Ziggurat are designed to be, "adventurous in winemaking style, creative and unique each year, but above all, they are fresh and textural."

The 2018 white is comprised of mostly Riesling which was fermented in barrel and in tank, and a dash of Gewürztraminer which was fermented on skins for a week.

It's a lifted, aromatic, white designed to be food-friendly or a delicious aperitif. The perfect all-rounder for the warmer months.

Read more about 2018 Two Tonne Tasmania Ziggurat Riesling

2017 Mallaluka Riesling

Sam Leyshon's alt expression of Riesling from Canberra is set to a nervy wave-length.

This is a divergent style to the regional status quo - this sees his home grown Riesling fruit naturally fermented as whole bunches and then left to chill on skins for a few months before pressing. It crackles with energy, it's Canberra Riesling with a punk-rock styling. A tip of the cap from Mike Bennie who wrote, "So much structure, incredible tannin, freshness and personality... So very good." in his 95 point review.

This is a mile from the lean and clean style of Riesling Sam has helped put together during his time working at Clonakilla. It's its own beast. And it's a wicked thing to drink.

Read more about 2017 Mallaluka Riesling

2017 Brave New Wine Dreamland Riesling Botanical

The second incarnation of this wildly experimental botanical Riesling from Yoko and Andries at Brave New Wine.

A fascinating interpretation of Great Southern Riesling here. This is fruit from the same vineyard as the Sunshine and Hercules, but with a twist.

It is fermented in old wood with a mix of native herbs and spices from the surrounding bushland. It takes this Riesling into a new stratosphere.

Complexity, harmony, individuality - this has it all. This glistening golden wine is absolutely spot on for its unique styling. Cannot recommend it enough if you want something uniquely delicious for your next wine-geek get together.

Read more about 2017 Brave New Wine Dreamland Riesling Botanical

2017 Bink Clare Valley Riesling

Koen Janssens' (one half of the Yetti and the Kokonut duo) whole goal with Bink Wines is to create slurpable, interesting vino that makes you want get to the beach ASAP.

And this slightly skinsy Riesling does just that!

This is fruit from the Clare Valley with a little more texture and chew than is usual for Riesling from the area. 

It's crisp, crunchy and flat out delicious to drink. Get the beach towels ready.

Read more about 2017 Bink Clare Valley Riesling
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