Full Review

Mitchelton

Mitchelton
2013 Victoria Series, Riesling, Victoria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .98%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Mitchelton
2013 Victoria Series, Riesling, Victoria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .98%
Brilliant medium yellow straw color. Rich, earthy, fruity aromas of prom corsage and earth with a vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length lemon curd and toast finish with fruit tannins and light oak. Complex and slightly astringent on the finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: prom corsage and earth
Taste Flavor: lemon curd and toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Complex and slightly astringent on the finish.

The Producer

Nagambie Wine Corp.

The Producer
470 Mitchellstown Road
Nagambie, Victoria 3608
Australia
61 -57362222

Their Portfolio

89 Blackwood Park 2013 Riesling, Central Victoria 12.0% (Australia) $30.00.
89 Blackwood Park 2013 Botrytis, Riesling, Central Victoria 10% (Australia) $25.00.
89 Mitchelton 2012 Victoria Series, Chardonnay, Victoria 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Mitchelton 2013 Victoria Series, Sauvignon Blanc, Victoria 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Mitchelton 2012 Victoria Series, Shiraz, Victoria 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Mitchelton 2012 Victoria Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Victoria 14% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Mitchelton 2012 Victoria Series, Cabernet-Merlot, Victoria 14% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Mitchelton 2013 Victoria Series, Riesling, Victoria 12% (Australia) $20.00.
86 Mitchelton 2013 Chardonnay, Central Victoria 13% (Australia) $30.00.
88 Mitchelton 2012 Marsanne, Central Victoria 12.5% (Australia) $30.00.
88 Mitchelton 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Victoria 14% (Australia) $30.00.
88 Mitchelton 2011 Shiraz, Central Victoria 13.5% (Australia) $30.00.
90 Mitchelton 2010 Print, Shiraz, Central Victoria 14% (Australia) $80.00.
91 Mitchelton 2012 Crescent, Central Victoria 14% (Australia) $35.00.
91 Mitchelton 2010 Heathcote, Shiraz, Central Victoria 14% (Australia) $60.00.
88 The Bend 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Victoria 12% (Australia) $20.00.
85 The Bend 2012 Chardonnay, Victoria 13% (Australia) $20.00.
89 The Bend 2012 Cabernet-Merlot, Victoria 14.0% (Australia) $20.00.
88 The Bend 2012 Shiraz, Victoria 14% (Australia) $20.00.

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.