Here’s a lovely riesling for the Christmas goose. The Wakefield “St. Andrews” Riesling 2016, hails from Australia’s Clare Valley, a superb region for the grape. The color is very pale straw-gold; seeing no oak, it’s a wine of crystalline clarity and structure, tremendously vibrant and present on the palate; aromas of green apple, lychee and pear are infused with pungent notes of petrol — or call it rubber eraser — and lime peel, with an undertone of ripe mango; quickly, a seam of limestone and flint emerges in the mouth to provide a scintillating factor, which, added to the wine’s bright acidity, provides wonderful refreshment and tone. The flavor profile balances citrus with stone-fruit elements that surge toward a vibrant, mineral-packed finish. 12.7 percent alcohol. Wholly satisfying now, but suitable for drinking as it matures through, say, 2026 to ’30, properly stored. Excellent. About $40.

Seaview Imports, New York. A sample for review.