Catch a glass or two of FishEye riesling and discover, according to wine experts, the most versatile of the noble grapes.
This varietal is “terroir expressive” which means the character of the wine is definitely influenced by its place of origin. Vineyards in south eastern Australia – with a cool climate, fertile soil and adequate sunlight – provides the origin of the wine.
According to Australian lore, when a fisherman (or woman) has an especially good catch they are thought to have the “fisheye.” That means they seem to possess that rare sixth sense about the fish and what will attract their attention into the nets and onto the dinner table.
In American lore giving someone the “fisheye” simply means they are the object of affection. (Yes, apparently those fixed, glazed eyes are sexy to some.)
Having or giving the “fisheye” is a good thing on both continents.
Drinking FishEye’s 2010 riesling is a good thing for you the imbiber and for those wanting to reduce packing waste thus savings our planet.
The 3L bright yellow cask retails for $18 and is equivalent to four 750ml bottles and about 90 cents a glass. (FishEye riesling is also packaged in 750ml and 1.5l bottles.)
No complicated wine opener is needed. Just pull out the spigot and you are ready to sniff, swirl and sip.
This medium bodied selection, which offers a nice balance between dry and sweet, opens with citrus and white flower aromas. The flavorful tang is crisp and clean with hints of lemongrass and honey.
Contrast is the key to food pairing with this riesling so don’t save it to enjoy only with pale, lightly seasoned food.
Here are some other ideas: Korean barbecue ribs, hot and sour soup, sesame and chili spiced wings, vegetarian chili and shrimp wontons.
In other words, “Think outside the box.”