Nigl Riesling, 2018

Nigl Riesling, 2018

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Riesling is the wine trade's favourite secret. In fact, when Jancis Robinson was once asked what it's like to have as much influence as she does, replied "for roughly 35 years I have been talking up Riesling, describing it as the world's greatest white wine grape." And yet still it hasn't taken off.

The Nigl (rhymes with eagle) family has grown grapes on this 40 acre vineyard for over 200 years. But until 1985, they sold those grapes off to local wineries and negociants. Martin Nigl, having studied oenology, came back to take the vineyard over and produce wine in-house.

Slighty hazy. This has some limes and apples and peaches but — as with a lot of riesling — it's the sense of minerality that really shines here. All underpinned by the typical whack of acid — means that this will really come to life with food. Fresh.

As with all riesling, give this some food. It deserves it.