Tide rises for next great white wine
Many say the world’s only truly noble grape variety is due for its day in the sun. The signs along the shoulder of the Main North Road from Leasingham to Watervale in South Australia said it all: “Grapes for Sale”. More specifically: “Riesling Grapes for Sale”. The village of Watervale is, as its own sign proudly states, “The Home of Fine Riesling”. It is known around the world for its fine, delicate, gently aromatic and long-lived Riesling wines, reports The Australian Financial Review. But it’s tough out there. And Riesling, despite all the fine words written about it, doesn’t grab the wine-drinking public’s imagination as much as it does that of the wine cognoscenti.