Australians take their Riesling very seriously–as they should, with the climate and cuisine providing the perfect preconditions for rampant Riesling consumption. Germany’s star grape was first farmed here in the 1830s, and is currently the fifth most-planted wine grape. Unlike many Germanic fruity wines, the Oz style of Riesling is usually severely dry, spare and herbal. Western Australia has a stellar reputation for this grape, and Howard Park's is top-rated. This Riesling is grown in the beautiful and remote Porongurup region, where volcanic terroir and the cooler maritime-influenced microclimate produces wines with tremendous purity and tension. This beauty has aromas of citronella and dried herbs, with a touch of signature petrol; it’s bone-crunchingly dry with fierce flavours of lime and grapefruit, and truly eye-popping acidity lends a mouthwatering, thrilling finish. Screw-capped for freshness (as most Oz bottles are), this wine will develop complexity over the next decade, or partner now with spicy Thai curry, garlicky grilled chicken, or shrimps on the barbie!