Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling 2009
Riesling from Australia
Showing great delicacy and restraint, the nose reveals spicy green apple with minerally slate, lemon rind notes and a nuance of citrus blossom. Firm, natural acidity carries the length of the palate and is adequately balanced by vibrant citrus flavors with a spicy edge. Long, lingering citrus flavors present now will evolve into toasty, honeyed characters over time.
Australian Wine Companion - "A flowery, almost spicy, bouquet, then a finely chiseled and precise palate, lime and mineral flavors intertwined; long-term future assured."
The Wine Advocate - "Off vines planted in 1970, the 2009 Riesling has pronounced floral and honey aromas with nuances of frangipani, acacia honey and lime cordial. There's only about 2 g/l of residual sugar left in the wine, so it's a very dry style. The acid is very crisp and there's plenty of concentrated citrus fruit on the light bodied palate with a long steely finish. Drink it now to 2018+. "
The first vines were planted in 1968 at "Bouverie" Denbarker. These consisted of 4 1/2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Plantagenet Wines now has boosted the total acreage to 100, including Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Plantagenet aims to make elegant, structured wines that have complexity, finesse and balance. View all Plantagenet Wines
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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New South Wales appellation.
Western Australia– a small corner of Australia winemaking occurs on the opposite coast of the others. The largest state, Western Australia includes the smaller appellation of Margaret River.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in the country.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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4 ratings, 3 with reviewsVictor Martinez - New Braunfels, TX29/9/201231/11/2012
Decent riesling. Nothing to write home about.Jingles - Massapequa Park, NY412/6/2011I took a flyer on this one and was glad I did. It had the right mix of fruit and verve yet it was surprisingly dry too. Motordavid can sell the remaining stock to me.Motordavid - Naples, FL112/1/2011For Riesling fans, this being currently 'sold 'out' may be a good thing: the reviews/ratings led me to buy a case instead of just trying it. It is thin, watery, a bit over acidic, very slight mineral, and lacking completely for a ~ $15 buck bottle, imo. I love Rieslings of nearly any kind, but this stuff is almost like a cheap pinot grigio diluted with cubes, by your non-wine drinking friends, at the backyard lawn party. 4 bottles into the case, my tasting impressions are all identical, and this stuff will not get better with anymore age. Very disappointed. Something like Pac Rim at <10 bucks is miles ahead. And,a really top Riesling is like from another planet, by comparo...skip this stuff. GL, mD
- Light & Crisp
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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