From its original base in the Langhorne Creek, this Italian-centric producer has broadened their holdings to include a vineyard on Mt Lofty in the Adelaide Hills. This allows them to make both bold and robust wines along with delicate and aromatic styles. The wines are charming.
Blend of Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Gewuztraminer it looks a lot like the great aromatic whites of Friuli. Multilayered, with wonderful texture and a nice dry finish. I think it is drinking really well now and wouldn’t bother aging it for much longer. Match it with vitello tonnato or a dish with bold flavours, it can take it.
This is a big and varied region that basically stretches from the top of the McLaren Vale all the way to the bottom of the Barossa. This means there is a big scope for climatic conditions. In the central part where its altitude is quite high you can get some of the best sites in the world for Sparkling wine. In the slightly warmer parts of the centre, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme with Riesling, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc worthy of honourable mentions.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.