In a country the size of the Continental United States, salve 90% of the population lives within ten miles of the coast. What does this mean?
The surf’s up, patient the barbie is hot, and the Riesling is cool and dry.
Yes, it is true. Australia is a nation of barbequing surfers that pounds dry Riesling.
Why? Because Riesling, DRY Riesling, is the perfect match for so many foods – grilled shrimp, lobster, fish of any kind of course but also pork, chicken, beef, kangaroo, walabi (ok, not really on those last two) marinated with whatever you want – satay, tandoori, teriyaki, American KC BBQ, smoky and sweet sauce, honey mustard, or even béarnaise. Australian Riesling does it all.
To be clear: any food you are grilling, Australian Riesling is a perfect pairing.
But here is the big, BIG, hurdle for Americans to get over. Australian Riesling is dry. DRY. Meaning not sweet. No sugar. We tend to think all Riesling is German, and all German wine is sweet. Both assumptions are incorrect. Riesling is just a grape like Chardonnay or Cabernet. And just like those grapes the resulting wine can be sweet or dry.
And if you have never had dry Riesling, it’s time to come and get some:
The Leeuwin Art Series Riesling practically bursts from the glass with a fragrant and bright bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits. Orange blossom, lemon zest, kaffir lime leaf, and pineapple intermingle with underlying suggestions of frangipani, passion fruit and lively minerality. Its complexity is frankly stunning.
Once again, and I can’t say it enough, on the palate the wine is dry. Think of yourself as a patriotic Aussie – you could drink that Kiwi trash of dry Sauvignon Blanc but why when your own DRY Rieslings are so much better?
And the Leeuwin shows this superbly on the palate: its taut and energetic focus reveals the intensity and drive of a great wine. There is nothing that is more refreshingly crisp yet delightfully full of flavor as a dry Riesling. And this crisp energy is what makes it a perfect pairing with nearly all foods, yet also perfect as a cocktail. It leaves the palate willing you to drink more.
The Leeuwin family has been making wine in Margaret River Australia for over forty years. There, their wines are famous and prized. Yet the family also realizes dry Australian Riesling might be a new experience for most Americans. Hence, a reduced price for their new American friends. It’s time to show them what we can do – let’s drink all we can.
Please contact us regarding pricing and availability: firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-289-9463.