Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Wine Blogging Wednesday #11 - "Off Dry"

2002 Wirra Wirra Riesling

Time for Wine Blogging Wednesday #11. This month’s theme is “off dry”. When I first read about the theme, my initial thought was a Riesling from New Zealand. In fact, I’d already posted about one back in April. That was the Villa Maria Marlborough Riesling. Its residual sugar is 8 g/l. But then I thought, why not try something slightly different. And so I looked north of New Zealand to Australia and selected the Wirra Wirra Vineyards 2002 ‘Hand Picked’ Riesling.

This Australian Riesling is a very light and refreshing wine – perfect for some summer time sipping. The nose has bit of kerosene on it and the taste is a crisp and light lime citrus. Residual sugar for this wine is 9.7 g/l, so in fact just a little bit sweeter than the New Zealand Riesling mentioned above but overall, not too sweet.

About $17 (from fading memory, Austin – Central Market).
 bit of kerosene on the nose, crisp and light lime citrus taste.

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