With that being said, many examples coming out of this region are medium to full bodied, with appropriately moderate to high amounts of acidity coming through to balance out the sugar.
The flavours found often include sweet pear, apple, honey, nectarine, and peach as well as subtle amounts of sweet spice.
Riesling in Australia
Australia has been producing riesling-based wines since the early to mid 19th century, which is a rather long time when you consider the fact that British colonists didn’t arrive in the country until 1788.
Whilst the first examples of riesling grapes were planted in the state of NSW, it is in the two South Australian regions of Clare Valley and Eden Valley where the most widely revered examples of Australian riesling originate.
Generally speaking, Australian winemakers are described as being fond of producing very dry style rieslings, with an average bottle of Australian riesling often being drier than those coming even from the Alsace region in eastern France.
Flavourwise, bottles from Australia usually follow closely to other dry style rieslings, which means flavours of lime, lemon, pear, apple, and subtle amounts of spice and mineral-like qualities are all usually presented when tasted, alongside high amounts of acidity.
For those looking to discover more on the growth and stylistic tendencies of Australian riesling, this article provides further insights on the matter.
Eden Valley Riesling
The Eden Valley region, which shares a border with the arguably more well known Barossa Valley region, is where many drinkers state the best Australian rieslings come from.
Following closely to those made in the Clare Valley, bottles of Eden Valley riesling are notably dry in their style and typically very age-worthy examples of wine.