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Side Project Wines Riesling 2013

Max Veenhuyzen, the journalist who takes care of stories and editing Western Australia for Gourmet Traveller Magazine (not the wine one), slipped me a bottle of this on a recent trip to Perth. As the name of the wine kind of implies, this is a local endeavour which gets done for shits n giggles for the most part, and I believe the wine doesn’t really leave WA (probably Perth). Max and some friends make the wine together mostly for fun, is the bare bones of the story. That being said, it was thrown into a small blind line-up of riesling that I shared with a couple of ‘non-wine people’ and it came up as the favourite for drinking. It’s very much the cloudy apple juice to the clear apple juice, in comparison of most riesling; spends time in oak, I dare say some extended skin contact (not much, but enough to give it a textural lilt), and is fermented and matured in old oak. Only 30 dozen were produced and they will ship nationwide if the urge strikes.

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Tasted : JAN14
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $18
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2014 - 2019
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