Travel north of Sauvignon for a lip-smackingly, refreshing mouthful. This Aussie Riesling will dispel the sweet Riesling fear.
If you can’t believe that all riesling is not sweet, try this.
If you love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, try this.
If you like your whites lip-smackingly crisp, try this.
If you love tropical, zesty, intense wines that aren’t too sweet, try this.
If you like your wines to be lighter than 13%, try this (it’s 12%).
This is a great, fresh, easy-drinking white which manages to be intense in flavour without being heavy. New world riesling tends to stay on the dry side, making it more akin to a Sauvignon than a soft German riesling so it is a great alternative if you’ve become attached to the tropical flavours of New Zealand riesling.
Where the White Central line is all about lemony citrus flavours the Aromatic line has a softer fruitiness and Riesling is more lime sherbet and granny smiths than mouth puckering grapefruit and lemon. The Tesco Tingleup is a great example of this, with a lovely caramelised lime flavour that would work brilliantly with oily fish with some charring and spices (we recommend the delicious Tandoori Fish Tikka from Maunika Gowardhan’s Indian Kitchen). I find the acidity such that I think you need something to nibble with a glass, happily it’s a versatile food wine pairing well with salads, pork dishes and blue cheese and crackers, which is how I last had it.