Thorn-Clarke 2003 "Terra Barossa" Eden Valley Riesling ($11.49)
This Australian Riesling, made primarily for U.S. export, shows a clear, rather pale straw color in the glass. Limes dominate the aroma, framed by a sharp, almost resinous "piney" scent, a youthful Riesling character that's likely to evolve with time into the odd but not unpleasant "petrol" minerality that's typical of the variety. Full, fresh and tart, white fruit, pineapple and pear flavors are supported by limey acidity in a wine of good structure and balance. US Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (Sep 24, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Good with pork or poultry; it was perfect with a simple accompaniment of quality bratwurst sausage.



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