By Gil Kulers, Kulers Uncorked
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• Lots of floral and citrus aromas with a subtle petrol note. It has bursting flavors of lime, lemon, pineapple and mineral qualities. It also has a fun, lightly spicy, white pepper note.
The most obvious reason I have for recommending Australian rieslings is they are generally delicious. They have a refreshing, scintillating acidity that reminds me of tart citrus fruit. In fact, if you look up “zesty” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of a lime sitting on the beach holding up a bottle of Australian riesling.
If that’s not a good enough reason to pick up a bottle of Aussie riesling, especially as temperatures start creeping into the 80s, then you probably prefer hot coffee and wear corduroys when you go to the pool.
The more underlying, sinister reason I have for recommending Australian rieslings is that perhaps—just perhaps—trying a riesling you actually love will