Capital Wines Riesling 2021


If you didn’t already know it, the Canberra District produces some fantastic Riesling. It’s the hero white variety for the region. The continental climate with cool nights and warm dry days give the vines a rest overnight and helps the fruit retain acidity and aromatics, the two key elements for top class Riesling.

Capital are amongst the best makers, frequently producing wines of style and grace. The 2021 vintage was arguably one of the best for the whites in the district. I’ve been fortunate to try quite a few and they all have a hallmark of flavour intensity and line.

Typical lime and blossom aromas leap from the glass along with crunchy granny smith apple notes. On the palate there’s lovely intensity of fruit flavours, more lime and apple. The finish, long and elegant. Quite impressive overall, there’s no doubt the Capital Riesling will last many more years to come, so long as you can resist the temptation to drink it tonight.

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