Our MadFish Riesling grows in the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia. This continental climate is characterised by long cold winters, warm summers and little rainfall. Being away from the coast, the difference between the day time and night time temperature is greater than in a region closer to the coast. Riesling seems to like these conditions.
Winemakers say Riesling is tough to make because there is nowhere to hide. It’s just you and the grapes, no oak, no tricks… When we make Riesling we strive to preserve and showcase clean, bright citrus and apple fruit flavours. Sometimes the acidity can be a little high so leaving a touch of sugar at the end of the fermentation gives a nice drinking balance – not too sweet and not too sour – just right.
Zesty, citrus aromas mingle with richer tropical notes to form a delicate and alluring wine perfect for any occasion. Lime zest, lemon pith, pawpaw, green apple, and honeysuckle rise from the glass creating a vibrant nose. The palate is smooth, yet succulent with bright acidity and flavours of white grapefruit and cumquat. Well integrated, this wine concludes with a long, stone fruit filled finish.
Great with barbecued seafood on a warm summer evening, citrus cured trout, tuna poke or fish tacos.
Enjoy now or over the next 3 to 5 years.