In a nutshell: A dry and minerally Riesling from the famed Watervale sub-region of the Clare Valley.
The lowdown: Unusually the vines for this wine are grown on their own roots - not grafted - and the yields are pretty low which helps the fruit quality. On the palate it has a mouth watering lime citrus tang with notes of elderflower, grapefruit, ripe melon and hints of quince. And it leaves with a very clean and dry finish.
When to drink: A natural food partner to asian dishes typically containing ginger, lemongrass or coriander. White fish also works well.
Founders Giles Cooke and Fergal Tynan, both holders of the gold standard Master of Wine qualification, met over a beer on the evening before the MW 1st year course and since then, there has been a certain inevitability that they would, one day, make wine together.
Wild & Wilder is all about good clean wines. Working hand in hand with their carefully chosen band of growers, they craft wines of excellent quality made from great fruit, grown with a lot of love by people who have a real passion for their art. For Giles and Fergal, who also make the highly regarded Thistledown Wines, being involved in and directing every stage of the process from bud burst to bottling means that all Wild & Wilder wines have been meticulously cared for from the vineyard onwards.