2011 Frisk “Prickly” Riesling

WHO: Frisk
WHAT: 90% Riesling, 10% Muscat Gordo
WHERE: Australia, Victoria
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $10 (media sample)

The first thing you notice is bubbles – this wine is lightly effervescent. The nose hints of a little sauvignon blanc, with grass and gooseberry, but it does not appear on the palate. On the palate it opens with apple and pear with just a fine spritz of lemon. On the mid-palate it softens, turning to banana and bubble gum. Off-dry and balanced with moderate acids, this is interesting and moderately priced. Drink with Eggs in a Hole on Breakfast for Dinner Night. Recommended. DH