To be honest, the Crawford River Young Vines aren’t that young. Most of them are 20 years old and the rest are 10 years. That means you are getting a fair facsimile to the Estate Riesling for much less. It doesn’t have quite as much depth or texture but for “young” drinking say over 15 years, Crawford River Young Vines is a cracking wine that will rival almost anything else you find in Australia.
Crawford River Riesling – made with love and care near Portland in Western Victoria. If these guys aren’t making Australia’s best Riesling producers then they are a close second. Plantings initial took place in 1975 and therefore form the basis for wines that are consistently great and live for a very long time in a good cellar.
A large appellation in South Western Victoria that has produced some of Australia’s greatest Rieslings. Mixed results with Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay and more have meant that it does not really rate on a lot of people’s wine radar.
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.