2022 Ravensworth Wines Regional Riesling - Canberra District
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What a stunning Riesling!
A striking nose with aromas of white florals, lime juice and wet stone minerality backed by notes of lemon sherbet. Powerful acid, there is no way on earth you will not notice the acid, but as it opens up in the glass it "fleshes out" balancing that acid. Not just a Riesling for acid freaks. Flavours of lime with oranges and mandarin on the edges follow.
Truly yummy Riesling.
Brian's Tasting notes:
"Like riding a bike down a hill, eyes closed, hands free, if this works it's going to be spectacular." Brian discussing the winemaking process...
"TASTING NOTES Citrus again, white peach, grapefruit with hints of anise spice and flowers, more generous than the last few years but still the thrilling acidity and green apple crunch.
FOOD At this stage it’s a terrific aperitif, those zesty flavours will go down well with lightly cooked or raw seafoods like scallop or kingfish tartare. You will find the food needs to have a fair whack of acid too so lemon or lime dressings are fab. Oysters, grilled until they just open and then stunned with a splash of a rice wine, ginger and spring onion vinaigrette would be something worthy of this young wine.
CELLARING Are you kidding, with this acid structure you can leave this for decades, future civilisations will unearth this wine and think “Wow, there’s some serious acid here”
"This one comes from four vineyards with a portion (large) being from the organic grown estate vines. Au naturale made. Bargain too.
"Stunning riesling, one with an alpine blast of citrusy, briny acidity, green apple freshness and gentle, nutty savouriness. Complex, beautiful, somewhat gentle, let’s say cleverly subtle, but with so much succulence and immediate charm. It feels world class from first sip, side-stepping rank and file versions that typify expectations of riesling in Australia, deeply character-filled and ultimately, delicious. Think Keller, Clemensbusch and Lauer. Or the best examples of La Violetta, Crawford River and Frankland Estate, perhaps. Anyway, it is individual, textural, glorious in its mix of fruit, savoury, spice, vitality, minerality."
96 Points - Mike Bennie - The Wine Front