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The Impressionist

The Impressionist
2015 Riesling, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.84%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

The Impressionist
2015 Riesling, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.84%
Bright emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of kiwi, apple on the tree, and rubber leaf with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long nectarine, lemon, green apple, and minerals finish with no oak. A clean and precise riesling with nice fruit and structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: kiwi, apple on the tree, and rubber leaf
Taste Flavor: nectarine, lemon, green apple, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fresh Trout With Brown Butter, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean and precise riesling with nice fruit and structure.

The Producer

The Collective Wine Company

The Producer
Unit 2/20-28 Ricketty Street
Mascot, NSW 2020
Australia
61 -299552008

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.