Half Dry Riesling

This is a style of Riesling which is very popular in Germany 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 15th vintage of this very popular style, and each year we fine tune balance between flavour, acid and sweetness. Released under the distinctive red rose coloured label.  

The Grapes

The 2021  season was one of wettest, with record rain in October, frost free spring,  a welcome change from the 2 previous years of severe drought.  A big change from the nil production of 2020 vintage. The vines were still suffering from the lack of nutrients from the drought,  and set a small crop, about 25% of normal.   Quality did not suffer and produced some wonderfully balanced fruit which were harvested in early March.  The wine is a classic example of a quality Riesling from the Canberra District.

The Wine

Bright, light yellow 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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$30

Vintage 2021
Winemaker Ken Helm
Region Canberra District
Harvested March 2021
Bottled May 2021
Alcohol 11.5%