The name 'Dry Lands' in this premium Riesling by Galafrey Wines refers to the fact that the vines used for this wine are not irrigated as many might expect. The lack of irrigation leads to a lower yielding crop of smaller fruit clusters which is said to lead to more intense flavours in the final wine. Having enjoyed this wine recently I can confirm that the flavour of this wine is indeed 'Intense' and I love it for being just that.
It all starts off rather innocently with a pale lime/straw like colour and soft aroma of citrus fruit and minerals. Once this wine passes your lips though and it will hit your taste buds almost instantly. Sharp, and again 'intense', citrus flavours take over and demonstrate that this is nothing less than a full flavoured, highly acidic Riesling that will be exactly what many enjoy about this noble variety.
Galafrey Wines Dry Lands Reserve 2012 Riesling
Price - $29 from Galafrey Wines
Region - Mount Barker, WA
Final Sip - A great Riesling that can be enjoyed on its own for a glass or two but to get through the bottle you will want to pair it with something with a reasonable amount of fat or oil like cheese or a salmon carpaccio.