Half Dry Riesling

This is a style of Riesling which is very popular in Germany, where is it is known as Halbtrocken (Half Dry). It is a particularly good accompaniment to spicy dishes as the slight sweetness in the wine balances the spice and heat. This is the 16th vintage of this very popular style, and each year we fine tune balance between flavour, acid and sweetness. Released under the distinctive red coloured label.

The Grapes

The 2023 vintage was the 3rd coolest vintages in 50 years. A very European vintage. It started with floods, hail, and cool wet conditions, which continued through to the coolest summer on record with two days of light frosts in mid-December.  Dry warm conditions started in January and continued through to Harvest, resulting in late harvests. Riesling excelled with incredible flavours, crisp acid and perfectly balanced palate. Yields were average or above.  A Riesling year to remember.

The Wine

Bright, light green colour, lime and lemon citrus aromas, the palate juicy, soft and fruity. A very smart halbtrocken style of Riesling.

Serve with

Great with spicy Thai, Chinese or Indian flavours where the sweetness of the wine balances out the heat.

Cellar for

The balance of acid and sugar in this wine means it is perfect to drink and enjoy now.  If kept for longer than two years the wine will start to  develop sweeter lime cordial flavours.


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Vintage 2023
Winemaker Ken Helm and Rory Shingles
Region Canberra District
Harvested March 2023
Bottled May 2023
Alcohol 11%