This one named after winemaker Marnie Roberts’ grandfather. Now, normally Clare Valley Riesling is such a precise, pure thing that invokes such descriptors as “laser like” and “diamond edged.” However, Marnie’s not seeing Rex in such a clear light. I don’t think she’ll be run out of the valley, but foot stomping, 7 days on skins and a little oak maturation aren’t the usual riesling processes for the Clare. Wild riesling indeed.
Matriarch & Rogue, Rex, Wild Riesling, Clare Valley, 2017
Carries a cloudy hue. Slightly nutty aromas with a touch of browning apple alongside green apple, grilled limes, steel, mandarin citrus, floral talcy bath bombs and brown spice. Juxtaposition on the palate: rounded yet crunchy. Green apples and limes. A powerful food match: give it a heavy Asian chilli pork or kung pao chicken.
Wine sample courtesy of Matriarch and Rogue