THERE are some people who simply can’t understand why others hang on to books they have already read.
They see them as dust collectors with no further purpose - a weighty burden whenever you move and relics from the past which have been more efficiently replaced by modern technology.
But like a song can bring back memories, so too a book can be a reminder of a place, a person, a feeling or a time, and one that you just might like to hold on to and revisit one day.
Also, one of the few plus sides of getting older and forgetting things is sometimes you remember how much you loved a classic but not exactly what happened, making it like new again.
I feel the same way about Riesling – a classic variety which will always have its place on the shelf while others drift in and out of fashion.
Chrismont’s version illustrates all there is to enjoy about Riesling.
It’s tall and elegant, pouring with a lightly golden colour and fervent, familiar bouquet of warm honeysuckle, tinged with the zest of lime.
The flavour is intense and citrusy and it has a resolutely dry and crisp finish, making it suitable paired with all kinds of spicy and white meat dishes.
The honey qualities are also expected to develop with a little age, which is just what we want to hear.
It’s a fresh take on a classic but one that still has a happy ending.
Visit the cellar door in Cheshunt or go to www.chrismont.com.au.