About The Pack
It is almost unarguable that the finest Rieslings on the planet are produced in Germany, hailing from famous regions such as Mosel, Pfalz and the Rheingau.
The unique combination of soils and climate that converge in these regions create a rare combination flavour intensity, searing acidity and glorious, complex textures that you just can't find anywhere else on earth.
This amazing pack gives you a taste of some brilliant producers without breaking the bank. In German Riesling terms, these sit at the drier end of the Riesling spectrum but to an Australian palate, you may detect a hint of sweetness in some of these wines.
Go with it, these wines are all about delicacy and balance, and the touch of sweetness is part of the delicious ride.
2021 Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken
Another outstanding 2019 German Riesling to savour, at an entry-level price.
This organic dry (Trocken) wine is sourced in part from some of Clemens' GG classified vineyards, the 'Grand Crus' if you will.
For such a light delicate wine it packs so much in.. slate, pear, spice, honey, with the promise of more to come over the next few years. A must-buy, as stocks are flying...Read more about 2021 Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken
2021 Wagner-Stempel Riesling Trocken
German lime-juice refreshment from Daniel Wagner, with a lingering dry finish.
Gutswein is the entry-level ranking within the German VDP voluntary classification system, and is often where the best value wines can be found.
Lovely crunchy drive, like watching Brian Lara play down the ground with a full face of the bat.Read more about 2021 Wagner-Stempel Riesling Trocken
2020 Prinz Rheingau Riesling Trocken
If only all 'entry-level' estate wines were of this quality. Prinz is just a great organic/ biodynamic producer from the Rheingau in Germany.
The Rieslings from Rheingau tend to be on the drier side, with lots of depth and power. This has wonderful floral and herbal aromatics and a refreshing chalky mouthfeel but it is concentration and intensity of the fruit core that really impresses.
A succulently-impressive Riesling that could be served as the highlight of any meal...Read more about 2020 Prinz Rheingau Riesling Trocken
2020 Dr Burklin-Wolf Riesling Dry
Refreshing Riesling from one of the bargain quality producers in Germany.
The Pfalz region is a touch warmer than the Mosel or Rheingau, and this represents a richer style of dry Riesling, chock-full of stonefruit and mango flavours backed up by the ever-present crunchy spine we find in the variety's spiritual home.
Excellent choice for some non-thinking everyday drinking.Read more about 2020 Dr Burklin-Wolf Riesling Dry
2020 Bianka and Daniel Schmitt Zold
Daniel and Bianka Schmitt must have some sort of magic in their winemaking repertoire, taking the most neutral of neutral grapes; Sylvaner, and crafting it into a wine that is complex and full of character.
Two-weeks on skins, then 9 months in barrel, has turned these grapes into a wild, and uninhibited wine, full or texture, and flavour. Sweet citrus, stone fruits, lovely floral character and spice, all framed by some skinsky texture with a delicate chew.
if Sylvaner is a grape you normally pass over, we get it, it’s not always the most interesting wine on the shelf. But here, at the hands of B&D, this boring grape has morphed into a textural and flavour feast of a wine with so much interesting character.Read more about 2020 Bianka and Daniel Schmitt Zold
2018 Loosen Barry Walhalla Riesling
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.Read more about 2018 Loosen Barry Walhalla Riesling