If there is one Australian-grown wine variety that is defined by its aged quality, it would be, of course, Riesling.
Exposed to higher levels of sunlight and warmth during growth than it's European counterparts, Australian Riesling contains an increased level of compounds called TDN, which develop in the bottle to provide the distinct aged or "kerosene" notes associated with warmer climate Rieslings.
As the wines ages, the first three years sees the soaring acidity and citrus notes of the young wine give way to intense dried stonefuit and orange-peel/marmalade characteristics. Further ageing reveals the kerosene, toast and golden syrup characters typical of an Australian Riesling.
Ladbroke Grove Wines was delighted to receive an Elite Gold Medal at the 2018 Canberra International Riesling Challenge for our 2005 Ladbroke Grove Schoolhouse Riesling, winning alongside wines from the Rhinegau and Baden regions of Germany, as well as the famed Finger Lakes region in the USA.
With our 2010, 2014 and 2016 vintages available online and ready to enjoy right now, why not order a bottle or twelve and put a few down, knowing that Ladbroke Grove Riesling will go the distance and provide a wonderful aged Riesling experience for years to come.
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