Riesling; described by Jancis Robinson MW in her Oxford Companion to Wine as “arguably the world’s most undervalued, misspelt, mispronounced variety … and could claim to be the finest white grape variety in the world on the basis of the longevity of its wines and their ability to transmit the characteristics of their vineyard”. So apt when it comes to this wine, except the part that is more likely to be mispronounced would be Porongurup!
To get things started, it’s quite floral without being too much to be off-putting (I’m not sure I can explain it better than that but I hope you know what I mean) but it it has some lovely limey, citrusy aromas balancing it out perfectly.
The palate’s the place to be though. Fresh with lots of flavour, those lovely lime characters appear again, and I just had to gently swish it around my mouth. Not like it was a mouthwash, more to get the wine into every crevice possible. Hello to crispy, mouthwatering acidity on the finish adding to the delightful length. Beautifully balanced already and has a terrific mouthfeel too. I could easily drink a lot of this Riesling. Easily!
Region: Porongurup, WA Price: $20 (An absolute bargain) Source: Sample courtesy of Castle Rock Estate and Define Wine