Campbells of Rutherglen 2017 Riesling
THE annual Winery Walkabout was held in Rutherglen recently when 20,000 odd punters rolled into town to visit
that hosted winethemed events.
It still hard to believe the festival
at a time when there wouldn’t have been quite so many venues involved, tickets didn’t have to be booked in advance, and there wasn’t a shuttle bus to move the partying peeps around.
In those days transportation came via a friend’s Kombi, we relied
and the only real food truck doing good business was Mr Whippy.
Over the years wine varieties have also changed and stalwarts have gone in and out of fashion, but a variety like Riesling keeps popping back up and it’s because it deserves to be noticed.
Campbells of Rutherglen has also been there since the very beginning and their Riesling is a classic.
It’s made from fruit which was picked in mid-February and apparently early in the morning to keep the fruit as cold as possible.
It has a lightly green hue and a fresh aroma, vibrant with lemon
The freshness can also be ap
more of that citrus and quince fruit, but lingers and changes developing honey-like overtones on the way to a crisply acidic finish.
It’s lovely on its own but also pairs well with seafood, or something like a spicy chicken stir fry.
There are good reasons why some wine, and it seems wineries, really go the distance.
Try the range at the cellar door in Rutherglen or go to www.campbellswines.com.au