Wirra Wirra 2001 "Hand Picked" Fleurieu Riesling ($10.00)
Closed with a Stelvin-brand screwcap, this Australian wine from the Fleurieu Peninsula near McLaren Vale shows a transparently pale brass color in the glass. Remarkably fresh and clean, it shows crisp lime juice and stony Riesling minerality on the nose and palate. Bone-dry, good body, lime and steel, it's an extremely good representation of pure Riesling fruit, perhaps enhanced by its screwcap bottling. US Importer: Wilson Daniels, St. Helena, Calif. (Jun 7, 2003)
FOOD MATCH: A little too dry to make a perfect match with the fiery spice in a Szechwanese ma po tofu, which really needed a somewhat sweeter wine; but the Riesling fruit does show well with exotic Asian flavors.
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