Leeuwin Estate

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling

$19.00

COUNTRY

Australia

VARIETY/TYPE

Riesling

VINTAGE

2019

ALCOHOL

12.5%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Lime, Lemon, Green Apple, Mineral, Dry Crisp

Nose: Lime, Lemon, Talc, Sherbet, Granny Smith Apple

Pairings: Cured Meats, Hard and soft cheeses

THE VARIETY

Riesling

Riesling, the noble grape of Germany, is one of the world’s greatest varietals. The varietal has high-acidity and very aromatic, almost perfumed, with notes of lemon, wax, honeysuckle, green pear, apricot. The grapes are used to make everything from off-dry wine to dessert-style and in turn, it’s extraordinarily versatile with food. Lighter, crisper Rieslings pair well with delicate (or raw) fish and fresh salads. With more substantial Rieslings are great with Asian food, chicken, salmon and tuna.


THE REGION

Margaret River

Western Australia’s most famous wine region was established by Dr. Tom Cullity at Vasse Felix in 1967. Quickly followed by Moss Wood and Cullen. Today, Margaret River has over 150 producers on widely varying soils with the region’s best reds coming off the ironstone gravel. Within the region, areas such as the Wilyabrup Valley—a warm maritime climate—are the beating heart of Cabernet plantings. Though famous for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Shiraz shine here too.