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2016 Ferngrove Limited Release Off Dry Riesling

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

As the name says, this is an off-dry style of riesling out of Western Australia, and it has a bit of a spritz to it. Aromas of citrus and honeysuckle float out of the glass and jump onto the palate, which is light-bodied and zippy, with a hit of sweetness upfront that gives way to lemony flavours and a bright, fresh finish. Great with spicy dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

A wine to challenge the consumer, a Riesling to push the boundaries. A striking balance between residual sweetness, low alcohol and natural acidity with light and persistent bubbles to give a foamy texture.

Colour: Pale green

Nose: Cumquat, key lime, scented lemon leaves and fresh spring blossom

Palate: Fresh citrus and lime balanced by residual sweetness reminiscent of fresh fruit with a zippy citrus twang and gentle fizz

Food pairings: Serve with spicy Asian style chicken and salad

Cellaring: Drink now while the fresh fruit flavours dominate

Alc/vol: 11.0%

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2016 Ferngrove Limited Release Off Dry Riesling

Expert Reviews

Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
BBQ pineapple and florals give this a savoury aroma. The sweetness and acid are in a tango with very long sherberty like acid and the sweetness sitting sugary and the fruit low key. A wine that features acid detail, pineapple flavours and phenolic finish in youth
2015
Rob Geddes MW
85
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Lightly frizzante and showing lime, wet slate and bath talc on the bouquet; the palate is lively and fresh, fun-filled and a simple pleasure to consume, finishing dry and chalky; pass the spicy Asian food please.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
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