“Reminds me of a Spätlese feinherb or halbtrocken in style, with just a hint of residual sugar alongside its 12% alcohol. Lime zest and white peach notes appear on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate offers more succulence and generosity than Grosset’s dry Rieslings. I’d opt for drinking it over the next few years, although I suspect it might drink well for a decade or more.” – 92 points, Wine Advocate – January 31, 2019
Attractive lemon blossom on a first swirl, there’s a hint of ripe citrus followed by a delicious layered lemon, lime palate. The power and depth of lemongrass flavors will surely make it a match for the more subtle Vietnamese dishes: a satisfying, expressive wine of great finesse. 2017 is clearly in the same quality ballpark as the previous three vintages.
‘Inspired by the best dry Rieslings of Europe, Alea is produced in the international style, made to the Grosset standard. From the Rockwood vineyard (certified organic) in Watervale where the likeness to European fruit was first noticed in 2007, this wine offers great versatility; people, food, situations.’ JG