Riesling Classic Dry

Our Classic Dry Riesling is made from grapes sourced from the Helm estate and neighbouring vineyards within the valley in which the Helm winery is situated. The Helm estate vineyard contains the oldest Riesling vines in the Canberra district—planted in 1974. This is Helm Wines’ 42nd Riesling vintage.

The Grapes

The 2019  season was one of cold temperatures, and low winter rain, frost free spring, with good rainfalls, excellent fruit set and good rains up to January, then hail golf ball size in Canberra, no vine damage, then a dust storm and a dry harvest. The strange weather still  produced a good crop set, normal ripening conditions, which meant an average harvest date – early March. Quality did not suffer and resulted in a  quality vintage. very high quality season for the Canberra District, which makes five in a row, and all very different due to the weather conditions.

The Wine

Powerful citrus blossom aroma. Clean and fresh, crunchy green apples, minerality and lime cordial flavours balanced by intense citrus-like acidity. Lingering refreshing finish.

Serve with

Like all of our Rieslings, this wine can be paired with numerous dishes. It especially complements Asian cuisines and seafood.

Cellar for

Built to last, the wine can be enjoyed now while it is young and crisp, or cellared for up to 10 years which will allow it to mellow and toasty honey flavours to develop.

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Vintage 2019
Winemaker Ken Helm
Region Canberra District
Harvested March 2018
Bottled July 2019
Alcohol 11%