|THE Head Girl's choice: drizzle this|
over fresh-shucked oysters
IF you enjoy seafood, you love Riesling, and you find nothing nicer than putting the two together, a wine you are going to have to write away for – or give them a call – is the delightfully-named Good Catholic Girl 2009 Teresa Riesling from South Australia's Clare Valley.
This is because just 107 cases were made of this drop that was handcrafted by winemaker (and self-titled company Head Girl,) Julie Barry – daughter of the late and legendary Jim Barry. Julie sourced fruit from the vineyards of grower Barry Marsson for two reasons: his vineyards are in the renowned Riesling town of Watervale, and she reckons he's a good Catholic boy.
Her wine is a stunner of mouth-watering proportions: ripe apple dominated by classic lime-tinged fruit and a zesty, acid finish are all to the fore here, and put the nostrils near the glass and it's all about apples and limes again, plus lemons and nectarines.
|VERY moreish with barramundi foil-baked|
with garlic, parsley, shallots and white wine…
If you don't enjoy that, go stand in the naughty corner. The Head Girl said so.
ONE FOR LUNCH: AFTER successfully selling out of the whole production run of their 2009 Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rosé, Adelaide Hills maker Longview Vineyard has released their 2010 version of this wine – and if anything its as good as, if not better, than the sell-out 2009.
A wine of moreish mouth-tingling acid, cherry and anise flavours, this is one to enjoy with barramundi oven-baked in foil with olive oil, garlic, parsley, shallots and white wine, and served with boiled baby potatoes; pay $18.99.
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