RieslingOne of the world's great grape varieties and the acknowledged king of German vineyards, also important in Alsace, Riesling goes through a number of ripening phases making it incredibly varied. Picked early it can form a base wine for Methode Champenoise; a little later, it makes a wonderfully crisp, aromatic lemon-lime filled dry white. A little riper the grapes produce an excellent, slightly sweet 'Spatlese' wine, later again an 'Auslese', and so on. In Australia, crisp, minerally, citrus-led styles dominate, with regions like South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia producing the finest examples. Fish, shellfish and crustaceans are perfect partners. Browse our top rated Riesling wines here.
- Cellar Drink Now - 6 years (2020-2026)
- ABV 11.5%
- Closure: Stelvin
Wittmann are firmly established as one of Germany’s superstar producers. Their entry level ‘100 Hills’ Riesling is amazingly juicy and fresh with animated acidity and fine minerality.
Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. A combination of intense lime, red apple, honeysuckle and orange blossom scents are trailed by wet steel and mineral notes. Zesty lime, crunchy red apple and light honeysuckle flavours are underpinned by racy acidity. Subtle mandarin and flinty characters make an appearance on the long dry and precise finish.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.