‘I won’t taste the riesling, I don’t like sweet wines’
It’s a comment we hear frequently from tasters at the cellar door. For many people, they recall drinking riesling a long time ago and it was unpleasantly sweet. Or it was in a cask. Or Nana was drinking it. They’d rather taste a sauvignon blanc (we don’t make one) or a pinot gris (we’ll let you try it after the riesling). At Moores Hill, riesling is our signature wine, we sell more of it than any other wine. We’ve won more medals and accolades for riesling than any other wine. So when someone refuses to taste it, we nudge them a bit.
Once they’ve tried it they are often surprised because it isn't what they thought it would be. People might have bad memories of riesling but here in Tasmania, we can turn them into good memories with our rieslings.
Tasmania's cool climate produces intense and elegant rieslings with racy acidity - they are the perfect accompaniment for Tassie's outstanding seafood. A lot of people assume Riesling is sweet, but they can find the full spectrum of Riesling in Tasmania. Riesling is a broad church- from crisp dry wines through to luscious dessert wines.
Our Moores Hill Riesling is very aromatic with generous lime on the palate and refreshing acidity- great with salt & pepper squid. We also make a beautiful late harvest riesling that it great with cheese or fresh berries- more delicious Tasmanian produce. Riesling has incredible mouthfeel, there’s an x factor that makes it really sophisticated.
A warm Summer’s day is the obvious time to drink riesling but even in the depths of Tasmanian winter, Riesling is a refreshing and uplifting choice. Try it with these mouth watering food matches:
- Freshly shucked Tassie oysters, its like adding a squeeze of lemon
- Tom Yum- Thai style seafood soup with fresh herds and chilli
- Roast chicken with roasted veg & gravy- don’t forget to put some Riesling in the gravy
- Beer battered flathead (with chips, of course)
- Pumpkin ravioli
- Slow cooked lamb shoulder with oregano and lemon
- Prawn laksa
Our 2015 Riesling recently scored 94 points from Campbell Mattison in the Halliday Wine Companion magazine. To celebrate we’re offering 15% discount on purchases of 6 bottles or more, plus free shipping. Enter the promo code RIESLING15 at checkout. Offer ends, July 31, 2016.
Want to know more? We're just scratching the surface here, visit our cellar door to taste and chat more about riesling.