Grapes: Riesling (dry)
Region/History Notes: While most Americans think of Riesling as a sweet grape, many Rieslings are actually dry. Post-WWII, Germany focused on sweet wine exports to the US who had developed quite the sweet tooth in the first half of the 20th Century, thus building the reputation of Riesling as a sweet grape. The bulk of Riesling made all over the world is actually on the drier side! Australia focuses on bone-dry Riesling that still has the same structure, flavors, and acidity as the sweet styles, just without the sugar. Eden Valley is a region encompassed by Barossa in South Australia, but its higher elevation makes it a a cooler climate wine region than Barosso. Eden Valley is known for their spectacular Rieslings, most of which are dry.
Tasting Notes: Loads of lime, lemon zest, and grapefruit (basically all the citrus!) burst from the glass, along with white peach, dried apricot and honeydew that develop on the palate as the wine opens up. Bright, refreshing, and crisp with just a hint of fresh spring flowers, this wine will pair great with grilled seafood.