Origin: Frankland River
Region: Western Australia
Grape(s): Riesling + Semillon
Style: Light-bodied skin-contact wine aged in stainless steel
Light amber in the glass. Bit funky on the nose, but this does not prevent the fruit from getting full shine. Very generous on the palate, with the heat of the 2021 really getting the spotlight here (not in a bad way though). There are ripe notes of melon, mango, passionfruit and peach. There’s also a touch of sweetness here and a medium acidity. Very nice food wine and also one to impress with on a blind tasting.
Express Winemakers is Ryan O’Meara’s pint-sized wine operation from the deep south of WA. From kicking off in 2011, Ryan has assembled a group of top-flight vineyards from around the Great Southern that supply him with top-flight fruit to make his fun and creative range of wines. There’s some serious value to be had in the Express range, from funky & skinsy whites, through spicy cool-climate reds and everything in between.