Wine reviewer Huon Hooke’s SMH wine of the week this week is the Pewsey Vale Prima Riesling 2008. Huon writes:

‘This is the alter-ego to Yalumba’s regular Pewsey Vale riesling. It’s a low-alcohol (9.5%), early-harvested, slightly sweet style from the same Eden Valley vineyard that yields the regular Pewsey Vale and aged Contours rieslings. It’s a respectful tilt at Germany’s Mosel Valley styles. Tropical, herbal, lightly pineapple aromas are captivating while the taste is light but intense, gently off-dry rather than sweet, with great tension between fruit, sweetness and acidity. Utterly delicious and a worthy follow-up to the ’07 Prima. Best drunk now or within a couple of years. Sealed with a glass Vino-Lok stopper. 93/100.

Food : Lightly spiced Thai food, especially fish and seafood. Or by itself as an aperitif.