Full Review

Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs
2016 Watervale, Riesling, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .15%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Mr. Riggs
2016 Watervale, Riesling, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .15%
Pale yellow straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of asian pear, citrus melange, sweet herbs, and exotic blossoms with a round, racy, dry light-to-medium body and a delightful, medium-long finish with notes of ground nuts, citrus pith, salted herbs, and cabbage with fine, fruit tannins. A pleasant Riesling sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: asian pear, citrus melange, sweet herbs, and exotic blossoms
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of ground nuts, citrus pith, salted herbs, and cabbage
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Gruyere, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant Riesling sipper.

The Producer

Mr. Riggs Wine Company

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Rd.
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 8383 2050

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.