Riesling, Watervale, Clare Valley, Clos Clare
First things first, this is a DRY Riesling. It’s easy to get confused with new world Rieslings, as it very rarely says anything on the bottle about how sweet it is, you often end up having to read the tasting notes and hope to find some clues. Make no mistake this is bone dry with primary fruit notes of lemon, lime, papaya and guava with a sold minerality. There is some complexity though, as the fruit notes soon give way to some lemon meringue pie and crystallised pineapple. This will age beautifully if you have the patience and then some more buttery toasty notes will come forward. Alternatively, it is drinking very well at the moment if you want a fruity, zesty palate cleanser.
Food Pairing – great with shellfish and simply grilled fish as you’d imagine but equally good with Asian cuisine.