Categorized | Australia Wines, Reviews, Riesling

2009 Frisk Prickly Riesling-Muscat

By Duane Pemberton

Leave it to the Aussies to take a popular varietal and find a way to ignite it into a fun, tasty package that’s sure to have mass appeal. The 2009 “Frisk” wine is a Riesling with a splash of Muscat Gordo tossed into the mix.

The Alpine Valleys – where the grapes are grown – has elevations up to 2000 feet. The vines tend to hold onto whatever minerals they can pull out of the ground and that really comes through nicely in the wines.

Technical Data:

  • Grapes: 84% Riesling and 16% Muscat Gordo
  • Alcohol: 8%
  • Region: Alpine Valleys
  • Price: $10

Nose: Lemon-drop candy, zesty lime, kiwi and a nice hint of grapefruit and the “tropics” in general.

Taste: Bubbly lemon-lime action that graces the front palate with a barrage of citrus. Excellent acidity make this an incredibly food-friendly wine. I love the finish and would pound this wine all day long during the summer (or really anytime I can get my hands on it). This is an exceptional Riesling and frankly, could be the best one I’ve had anywhere at anytime for $10 – it’s a total no-brainer and one I’d highly recommend to anyone.

W.E.P. Rating: 150%

On the web: www.friskwines.com

  • nothanks

    I love pounding wine too. you rock.