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Madfish Riesling 2018

Madfish Pinot Gris2018

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If you love minerality, intense citrus flavours and a bone-dry palate - you have found your new favourite Riesling. Lemon zest, stone fruits and soft Nashi pears come together to make this drop fine and linear with a clean finish.

Why we love it: 

Sahara desert dry - yum!

Drink with: 

Garlic prawn pizza

Tech

Country
Sub-Region
Great Southern
Blend Info.
91% Riesling, 7% Pinot Gris, 2% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol by Vol.
12%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Cellaring
Now - 2025
Serving Temp.
7 - 12°
Closure
Screw Cap

Producer

Madfish

In 1992, the Burch Family Wines group launched Madfish and celebrated with the release of their Premium White. It takes its name from Madfish Bay, where, according to local folklore, two tides meet and swarms of fish try desperately to escape the feeding dolphins, breaking the usually calm nature of the bay. The following years saw Madfish release its Premium Red, ensuring international brand recognition. At the same time, the brand adopted a new label, designed by local Aboriginal artist Maxine Fumagalli, depicting a water turtle, a symbol of perseverance and tolerance. In the period of 1997-2004, six new varietals were released, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Riesling and Chardonnay. Janice McDonald, Senior Winemaker at Burch Family Wines, initially had a scientific interest in wine, which saw her work at Vasse Felix in Margaret River. Janice then began to take on brewing, and then turned back to wine when Devil’s Lair was opened by Phil Sexton in Margaret River. Janice established the independent wine label, Stella Bella in 2001, she moved to Howard Park where she received multiple awards for a variety of wines.

Madfish sources its grapes from vineyards in the Margaret River and Great Southern regions, where all of its wines sit at budget level. The ‘Moscato’ is made from a strain of the grape variety Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains with pink berries, which gives the moscato a delightful pink hue and aromas of raspberry and pomegranate. The ‘Riesling’ has ‘a beautiful purity and precision’, with lemon aromas and a crisp, clean palate. In 2005, Madfish released its first sparkling, ‘Vera’s Cuvée Sparkling White NV’, made from Pinot Noir (fermented without the red pigment from the grape skins), which has a fresh, light nose and zesty citrus acidity.

For more information on Madfish and their wines, check out their website.

Region

Western Australia

Australia's western state, aptly named ‘Western Australia’, spans around a third of the continent. Although, while the state is huge, its grape output is minute, accounting for only 5% of Australia's output. But what the region lacks in numbers, it makes up for in quality - boasting some of Australia’s finest wineries.

Pretty much all of Western Australia’s wine regions are situated on the continents south western tip, taking advantage of the cooler climate and considering the size of the state, it’s no surprise that there’s nine of them; Swan District, Perth Hills, Peel, Geographe, Blackwood Valley, Pemberton, Manjimup, Great Southern and Margaret River.

Each region is unique and stands out in its own way, yet one sits head and shoulders above all others - Margaret River. The location and climate allows vintners in the region to achieve near perfect results with very little effort. In fact Margaret River has been turning heads since a little after 1967, the date the first vines were planted. Margaret river is renowned for many varieties, but we are particularly fond of its Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Riesling and Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc blends.