Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Enjoy the Fruits of Stein Family's Labours

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Enjoy the Fruits of Stein Family's Labours

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WINE WORDS

with Regan Drew

IN ITS 40th year, the Robert Stein winery in Mudgee, New South Wales is showing that the way of the future is not the Mudgee Mud gutsy reds of yesteryear, but firmly in the exceptional riesling being produced.

Jacob Stein, Bob's son and winemaker, has pictures of the Rheingau wine region in the cellar door, so it's no surprise his wines are almost Germanic in style.

They are made to show "fruit intensity" but also there for the long haul. Recent accolades include trophies for Best Riesling in the NSW Small Winemakers' Awards and the Cowra Wine Show.

Dry Riesling, 2017

The definition of dry, off-dry or sweet depends on the amount of residual sugars left after fermentation. Robert Stein includes a handy scale on the back label so you're given an indication of how sweet the wine will be. This is almost completely dry, only a couple of grams per litre of sugar. Smells like an energising dip in a freshwater lake. …

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