The perfume of Reed White Heart struck me straight out of the bottle. To me, Riesling smells like summer. Pure, white flowers, mineral, citrus. The wine has a power of acid that Sienna has tamed by leaving a small amount of residual sugar. Don’t be mistaken though, this drinks like a dry, refreshing wine. It’ll handle shellfish, aromatic Asian style dishes and even stand up to the test without food. Drink it now or leave it for 10-15 years to see where it goes.
Sienna Reed was filming the famous wine estates of New Zealand when their passion inspired her to go from a drinker of wine to a producer of wine. She spent some time travelling the wine world as a winemaker before settling in Geelong and releasing her first wines in 2015.
Within the GI of Geelong, there is some distinctly different climates, diverse soil profiles and strong personalities. And it helps that there are quite a few producers making interesting and exciting wines here. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz all excel but in the right site, there are plenty of other varieties that can do well.
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.