Germany’s great white grape Riesling was introduced into Australia in the 1800’s. Over time the grape won Australia's hearts and became popular in the 1950's after the second world war. Wallaroo Wines, sharing European wine critic Jancis Robinson’s opinion “that Riesling is indisputably the greatest white wine grape in the world” we are very proud to be within the small seven percent of Canberra District vineyards that produce this queen of white wine.
Riesling yields well in cooler regions and its vines are known as strong survivors during times of both drought and frost. Canberra’s cold winters and moderately warm summers provides a suitable climate for the Riesling grape allowing it to ferment into an elegant, balanced wine which is low in sugars and alcohol content and high in citric fruitiness and acidity. This expresses why our Canberra District Riesling is dry yet fruity which surprises some due to the common furphy that Riesling wines are always sweet.
Our 2013 Sparkling Riesling, bottle fermented and made from 100 percent Riesling grapes, boasts a delicate floral aroma and an abundance of effervescent bubbles that linger on the palate after each sip. Balanced flavours of citric lemon and lime make our Sparkling wine a brilliant entrée starter pairing well with classic seafood entrees. (Silver award at CIRC@rieslingchallenge)
Wallaroo Wines 2014 Riesling was hand picked at the end of April and has produced, quote our winemaker, “A Riesling with heady, musky, floral aromas with the classic Canberra cut and spark driving the palate. Delicious now yet entirely age-worthy.” (Silver award @NSWWine Awards)