Some of Penfolds finest Riesling parcels in the early 1970s were bottled under the Autumn Riesling label. Current Koonunga Hill vintages acknowledge the inaugural (screw capped) 1971 Autumn Riesling release by closely adhering to the original packaging with a fitting ‘retro’ label and screwcap. The Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling, like its siblings, aims to deliver the quality, value and consistency for which this range is renowned.
Colour: pale straw.
Nose: highly aromatic, lifted. Varietally pure. Fragrant citrus fruits (lime pastille/mandarin) and elderflower with sherbet nuances. Background aromas of curry spice, turmeric and nutmeg.
Palate: a curry spice continuum across the zesty, citrus-driven palate – somewhat akin to mandarin sherbet. A lively taut acidity - offering a wonderfully balanced structure. Indeed, a notable aromatic, flavour & structural example of classic Australian Riesling. Offers immediate drinking enjoyment … which no doubt will extend into the future!
Food pairing: a versatile wine suitable both as an aperitif and as a partner for richer seafood dishes.