Grove Mill High Ground Riesling 2009 (Marlborough, NZ)
I do feel sorry for Riesling sometimes. It deserves to be fantastically popular but it just doesn’t seem to be able to get over its association with the sickly sweet Riesling efforts that people may have struggled with in the dim and distant past.
New World Rieslings are really blazing a trail of a modern wine style, slightly drier, and immensely drinkable. This is a great example and is in my view just the kind of wine that the “Riesling-avoiders” should be trying. I wish I’d kept this to serve blind to the next “avoider” to visit my house as I’m convinced they’d have drunk this very quickly before asking what on earth the delightful wine they were drinking was.
This wine itself is quite gentle. It has great acidity and the usual citric nature. The faint hint of honey on the palate makes it all the more intriguing. All in all a fantastic modern Riesling that shows just what a wonderful grape this is….