Riesling probably has its origins in Germany, on the banks of the Rhine and Mosel rivers, where it has been cultivated at least as far back as 1435. Alsace in north eastern France is Riesling’s other traditional home. Today, Australia can lay claim to some of the finest Rieslings in the world, with the Clare Valley, Eden Valley and Tasmania earning particular global acclaim.
Citrus aromas with hints of florals and fennel spice continue onto the palate where they combine with crunchy green apple and a lick of sweetness. Framed by lively acidity this is a wine of impeccable structure, character and length.
Item Code: ITM6053
“The Xabregas Artisan Riesling has taken me on a real journey and all my members adore it. Wonderfully fresh and textural, this Riesling has been barrel fermented. Imagine an explosion of lemon and freshly cut finger limes with a creamy mid palate and a slate like minerality. Finishing bone dry with a bright acidity, this is my pick to accompany freshly shucked oysters and shellfish on a hot summer’s day. It’s a Riesling with real x-factor and finesse.” Kristelle Colling, Personal Wine Advisor
Item Code: ITM6125
“A delightful wine. Textural, laden with flavour, long through the finish and delicious every step of the way. It packs a real flavour punch but it steps lightly; it feels soft. Sweet lime, talc, rose petals, orange blossoms. Quite an exotic thing, it is. It will age but it’s a ripper drink right now.”
Item Code: ITM6582
Fresh aromas of Jasmine and citrus with hints of ginger. Piosed and elegant with flavours of citrus, green apple and crisp acidity. Good minerality adds an alluring edge to this refreshing and expressive Riesling.
Item Code: ITM7580
This is a fine Tasmanian Riesling with inviting floral notes. The palate is soft yet lively with intense flavours of citrus, passionfruit and green apple. A decent line of acidity slings through the palate, contributing balance and great length before ending in a clean and dry finish.
Item Code: ITM5035
A rich nose of lime pith, lemon and a touch a talc. The palate is vibrant with bright citrus flavours, balanced by taut yet lively acidity that leads to a crisp, refreshing finish.
Item Code: ITM6110
An enticing bouquet of citrus fruits continues on to the palate. Dry, firm and youthful, bursting with citrus and backed by excellent minerality before leading to a crisp, lengthy finish.
Item Code: ITM5809
This is a stunning off-dry Riesling with an abundance of white peach, apricot, nectarine and citrus aromas. The palate shows juicy notes of orange, mandarine and lime with supporting hints of jasmine and lychee. A concentrated and mouth-filling wine with a tangy minerality and a balanced, lingering aftertaste.
Item Code: ITM4129
Bright zesty aromas of lime, lemon and grapefruit with hints of jasmine. The palate is still full of fresh citrus flavours with textured mouthfeel. Good mineraity and acidity adds structure. A crisp wine with plenty of zing.
Item Code: ITM7650
"Very fine, lemony and bright with lovely juicy, linear stony citrus fruit. Very direct and linear with lovely precision. A bit of pithiness but lovely purity here. Lemony, direct and primary." Jamie Goode
Item Code: ITM6640