Matchbox Wine Co Riesling 2011, Clare Valley, SA

I learnt about this new label from the Aug issue of Gourmet Traveller Wine. A single vineyard wine made from fruit off vines planted in 1982. I love the old-school matchbox labels.

$30 direct from winery.  Wild yeast fermented, a soft lifted aromatic profile with notes of white blossoms and Yeo’s lemon barley FOB drink, hint of grassy spice. Clear pale yellow colour, a well-rounded mouthfeel which does pretty well to hide the high acidity. More lime than lemon flavours, with a streak of lime rind and dried tangerine. A nice layered feel to this wine, the extra dimension probably due to the 8 months maturing on lees. A wine to cellar for the mid-term. Have with Thai chilli’d pork mince with rice vermicelli salad. Drink now – 2015. 91/100.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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