One of New South Wales’ most awarded Rieslings was released on September 1st with the long awaited 2021 vintage. Robert Stein Dry Riesling has become a new wave Riesling icon in Australia and holds an enviable haul of awards.
The Mudgee Riesling has built its success over the past 45 years since the first vines were planted by the visionary vigneron, Robert Stein. Robert’s grandson Jacob, the third generation of Stein at the helm, has not only taken on the winemaking, but has created a following of which his grandfather and German Riesling growing ancestors would be very proud.
The Robert Stein Dry Riesling elevated its status in 2019 when the famed 2016 vintage was awarded the trophy for the ‘Best Riesling of the Show’ at the Sydney Royal Wine Show; a title very few NSW Rieslings or Mudgee wines have achieved.
This wine, with a string of awards, has since matured into one of New South Wales’ great wines. The accolades for Robert Stein Riesling include over 50 trophies and more than 70 gold medals over the last ten years. The high quality of their wines is evident with the most recent accolade being the highest possible Red Five-star rating in the 2022 Wine Companion; a title they have held since 2014.
The 2021 vintage, which marks a welcome return to normality in the winemaking region, is destined to follow in the footsteps of the 2016 and 2019 vintages. 2021 was a cooler vintage, with each wine a testament to its terroir and the foresight of Robert Stein who selected this block of land in 1976.
There are so many subjective elements when considering a wine’s greatness. However, great wines tend to have similar attributes; focus, clarity, balance and longevity. The wine must be a true expression of the variety, made to a high standard and can be appreciated from varied perspectives. They are wines that have the capacity to evolve and reveal their potential over time.
From this view, the Robert Stein Dry Riesling is well on its way to greatness. The demand for the Robert Stein Riesling has grown substantially over the past number of years, a sign that the 2021 vintage will be eagerly sought. Wine collectors with an affinity for Riesling will be acquiring their allocation to sit alongside the famed 2016.
2021 Robert Stein Dry Riesling $40 RRP
2021 Robert Stein Half-Dry Riesling $50 RRP
2021 Robert Stein Reserve Riesling $60 RRP
Distribution: Robert Stein wines are distributed by Red+White and are available at their cellar door and at robertstein.com.au
For more information, samples or images please visit www.robertstein.com.au or contact:
David Cumming at Define Wine Marketing & Communications: 0414 736 342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Stein at Robert Stein Wines: 02 6373 3991 or email@example.com
Robert Stein Wines can trace their winemaking history back to 1838, when the famous Macarthur family brought Johann Stein to Australia with the country’s first cuttings of Rhine Riesling. These vines flourished at Camden Park under Johann’s careful watch. 138 years later, in 1976, Robert ‘Bob’ Stein purchased 75 acres in Mudgee and renewed the Stein passion for viticulture. Jacob is the third-generation winemaker and was named 2012 Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year as well as awarded Mudgee Winemaker of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019.