Bellarmine Pemberton Riesling, 2006


From Huon Hooke in this week’s ‘Good Living’ in the Sydney Morning Herald

If only more cool-climate Aussie winemakers would approach riesling this way and not be scared of a litle sweetness. Following the Germanic approach, this delectable (and unbelievably cheap) riesling has an appetisingly floral nose with slate mineral aspects and a tremendous combination of fruit, acid and Kabinett-level sweetness, which brings to mind some Mosel wines. The naturally fine acidity gives a clean, crisp freshness to the palate while balancing the juicy sweetness. The texture is crisp yet smooth – if such a thing is possible. I love this style of riesling. Great as a preprandial quaffer or with food. 95/100

Bellarmine Pemberton Riesling

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