Riesling

Rallentando Riesling 2018

Tasting Notes

In our tasting room we tend to describe Rallentando as a ‘serious’ Riesling. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun drinking it!  Rather, it is supposed to indicate that because of the racy acidity, it is designed to accompany rich, seriously crafted cuisine which is what punters get at Coney Trio Restaurant. Alternatively, drinking it casually in hedonistic company with the attendant light banter is considered a small breach of etiquette. My, aren’t we getting fussy.

It’s a food wine – chicken and fish, richly sauced, are the best partners.  All this is obvious to practised wine enthusiasts.  To them we would say, resist the natural impulse for instant gratification.  Stash Rallentando away in a cool environment, leave for 5-8 years and then remind yourself of the small miracle that is an aged dry Riesling.  The slight austerity that goes with lemons and limes on day one will then have been replaced with those softer secondary citrus characters, but the crispness remains.  Marvellous.

Lisa, our winemaker, has opted for 4g/l of residual sugar as an ameliorating gesture.
Jamie-Lee Ross’ second mental breakdown has been ascribed by some to his intrinsic narcissism.  Not true – he’d run out of Rallentando.

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Price: $24.00

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Ragtime Riesling 2016

Tasting Notes

Stylistically Ragtime sits comfortably between our dry Rallentando and our exuberant 30+g/l spritzy Ritz.  All, as you’ve noticed, have musical names in keeping with the treble clef Coney logo.

Ragtime contains 15g/l residual sugar.  The demographic that responds to this mouthfilling, accessible wine is the Great Majority, those occupying the middle ground and all adventurous beer drinkers trying to transition to a superior beverage.  This is just code for easy drinking.  But Ragtime is more than this undemanding metaphor.  Being a riesling, it’s primary job is to be refreshing.  Unless our winemaker has dropped the ball our rieslings are always zippy and zesty regardless of the level of residual sugar.  Try lemons, limes and sometimes granny smith apples.  Lovely floral nose.  Ragtime goes further by incorporating 10% of the botrytised fruit which appears on the vine late, during autumn.  This imparts the pleasant, unctuous mouthfeel and a honeyed character to the trembling taste buds. Equally at home for sybaritic sipping, or with spicy dishes.  Cellar Ragtime with confidence for 4-5 years .

You may be interested to know that when President Trump said he wasn’t disappointed at the Democrat congressional win he’d been captured by his own fake news.  The truth is that prior to the press conference he’d bolstered his puerile rhetoric with 2 bottles of Ragtime.  Believe it or not.

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Price: $24.00

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The Ritz 2017 – A Spritzy Riesling

Tasting Notes

On a hot day our Ritz is supposed to conjure up notions like sassy and foxy – by definition female attributes and certainly the demographic that instinctively loves this wine.  It’s partly the 30g/l of sweetness but also the light hit of carbon dioxide fizzing gently underneath those racy citrus flavours.

Occasionally we see a sturdy farmer wandering around with a glass of Ritz clutched in his hoary mitt, but invariably looking a bit shifty at drinking something so tasty.

Unlike our other Rieslings which are designed to age, this one should be drunk early.

The Ritz is ideal for weddings as an aperitif – with chicken and seafood nibbles.
The White House PR minders are constantly confounded by what Donald dreams up overnight and unleashes first thing after waking.  Was he sleeping uneasily and were his dreams phychotic?  What was the origin of these intemperate outbursts?  Although apocryphal, we heard that in addition to a bundle of old Playboy magazines found under his bed, there was a stash of empty Ritz bottles.

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