Four Winds Vineyard 2016 Riesling, $25
It’s often said that South Australia’s Clare and Eden Valleys produce Australia’s finest Riesling but what’s not as well known is that the Canberra region also produces wonderful cool climate Riesling. This one from go-ahead Canberra producer Four Winds doesn’t have the steely, mineral characters of a Clare or Eden Riesling, leaning more towards a tropical fruit style with bright, fresh lemon/lime characters. Gently aromatic, with hints of residual sugar, it looks as elegant as it tastes. The winery’s new labels feature beautiful photography playing on the theme of being carried by the wind, a reference to the charming story behind the Four Winds name.