Peter Teakle Wines riesling impresses at Halliday Wine Companion guide competition

ACCOLADE: Peter Teakle Wines owner Peter Teakle and the company's chief wine maker Liz Heidenreich among the company's Port Lincoln vineyards. Image: supplied.
ACCOLADE: Peter Teakle Wines owner Peter Teakle and the company's chief wine maker Liz Heidenreich among the company's Port Lincoln vineyards. Image: supplied.

Peter Teakle Wines' 2017 riesling has impressed Australian wine expert James Halliday and his tasting panel, earning 94 points in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion guide for its "well made, lively, crisp and intense" flavour.

The wine is the first release for Mr Teakle and his South Australian winemakers Liz Heidenriech, Nick Walker and David O'Leary, who will release the 2019 riesling in upcoming months.

Chief winemaker Liz Heidenriech said the Halliday judgement affirmed the Port Lincoln region was ideal for producing quality riesling.

"With cool, maritime night time temperatures and warm sunny days, the natural acidity vital to keeping rieslings crisp and fresh is retained," she said.

This was our first wine, so with new vineyard management, the grapes are only going to get better.

Peter Teakle

Every year the Halliday Wine Companion guide, run by James Halliday and a tasting panel, pinpoints the best Australian wines from several thousand entrants.

The judges described the riesling as a well made, crisp, lively and intense wine, making it a "really attractive" wine to start with.

"This was our first wine, so with new vineyard management, the grapes are only going to get better," Mr Teakle said.