Riesling Canberra New South Wales
From the nation's most consequential viticultural precinct, a beautifully balanced wine of moderate acid and low pH, perfect sugar levels and loads of beautiful fresh flavours. Three separate clones from four vineyard blocks in the valley surrounding the winery add to the complexity in flavour and contribute palate structure. An exquisite Riesling bearing the articulate expression of Canberra fruit, its tangy lemon and lime characters will handsomely complement creamy pasta sauces, fragrant chicken recipes and the freshest seafood.
Helm is a boutique cool climate winemaker, one of the first ever commercial operations in the Canberra region. Winemaker Ken Helm AM received Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, contribution to the Australian wine industry, support of cool climate producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm instigated the International Riesling Challenge and was awarded the Wolf Blass Award for his efforts with Riesling. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class Riesling after the inaugural 1977 release won significant accolades. Grapes ar vinified to a combination of traditional and modern techniques, a component of Helm Classic Dry is sourced from some of Canberra's oldest vines.
Greenish yellow colour. Striking floral bouquet reminiscent of apple blossom, clean and fresh, lifted floral notes. Richly flavoured with varietal citrus fruit characters, green apples and lime, exhibiting great delicacy, fine complexity and superb length. Balanced clean acid on the long fruit laden palate before a lingering aromatic finish.