Plantagenet Mt Barker Riesling has always been a good wine. Well priced and under screwcap it is a no-brainer. It is not often you get to drink a 9-year-old Plantagenet Mt Barker Riesling. You’re welcome.
Plantagenet Wines is best known as a pioneer of the Great Southern region. In 1968 and English migrant bought the Bouverie farm and planted Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. History tells us they were well acclaimed and further cool climate varieties were planted including Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
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.
Falling within the South West Australia Zone and the region of Great Southern is Mt Barker. The region receives warm days with lots of sunlight, cool nights and near-perfect annual rainfall. This means the fruit gets perfectly ripe and the cool nights retains acidity. While it is probably Shiraz country, there is some amazing Riesling and Pinot Noir to be had too.