About The Pack
This little mixed pack gives you a snapshot of the diversity of Riesling styles being made in Australia at the moment.
Here you'll find Riesling made sweet and dry, crystal clean and super funky, Riesling made in eggs, Riesling fermented with wild botanicals, this pack has it all.
In this pack you can see why Riesling is considered by many as the King of white grapes.
2017 Ravensworth Estate Riesling
The Ravensworth Riesling has always been a blend of Estate grown fruit from Bryan Martin's home block blended with some high quality fruit from fellow surrounding growers. Here, the Ravensworth Estate fruit gets its own bottling for the first time and it's a show stopping release.
This spent 10 months on lees inside a huge 700L ceramic egg, slowly enriching the textural components which really set this apart for other Rieslings from the region.
The acidity here is absolutely electric. As Mike Bennie so beautifully articulated in his 95 point review of the inaugural release, "the lasting message is ‘very delicious’. Scintillating wine. Such high pedigree and drinkability."
This is one of Bryan's most exciting releases to date. His home grown fruit truly coming into its own.Read more about 2017 Ravensworth Estate 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
2016 Frankland Estate Poison Hill Riesling
Frankland Estate is without question one of Australia's finest producers of Riesling, and their single vineyard releases from across the beautiful Frankland River region that have put them on the map.
The Poison Hill Vineyard Riesling is so named for the poisonous clovers that exist near to the site, it produces Riesling fruit of mind-bending intensity. This 2016 is sensational.
With the needle-like precision that can only be found in the best Rieslings, this shows so much concentration of fruit it almost hurts. Simply wonderful Riesling from one of the country's finest exponents of the variety, and my kind of poison!Read more about 2016 Frankland Estate Poison Hill Riesling
2017 Bink Riesling
Bink Riesling is from the "Koko" half of the Yetti and the Kokonut duo.
This is a slightly skinsy, zippy Riesling made with no additions from the Clare Valley. Koen, the winemaker, makes wines with drinkability in mind.
It's a fun and refreshing white wine which is loads of fun to drink.Read more about 2017 Bink Riesling
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
2017 Stargazer Riesling
This is one of the first wines to be released from Sam Connew's own vineyard, the Palisander vineyard, in Coal River Valley, TAS. It's an exciting development for Sam and her brand, now having viticultural control over her fruit.
The first releases are excellent. The 2017 season was a very good one for Tasmania, the acids in this Riesling less severe and the more generous in fruit flavour. The thumbprint of Tasmanian terroir shines through regardless, but there's possibly more joy to had in this wine in its youth than usual.
Classy Riesling with a plethora of brilliant reviews and a lot of personality.Read more about 2017 Stargazer Riesling