Quantities are in 6 packs - $138 for 6 bottles
($23 per bottle)
AWARDS & REVIEWS:
GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show, Oct 2019
5 STARS - Wine Orbit, March 2019
93 POINTS - Cameron Douglas MS, World of Wine - Sept 2020
GOLD - NZ Aromatic Wine Competition 2020 - Riesling Class, Oct 2020
GOLD - Canterbury Champion Wine in Show, Oct 2020
90 POINTS - NZ Wine Rater, Apr 2021
4 STARS - Cuisine Magazine
COLOUR: Pale straw gold
NOSE: The nose is a complex mix of lime, bees’ wax, honey and Nashi pear
and is showing some of the delightful development typical of this noble variety.
PALATE: There is a moderate amount of sweetness on the palate from stopping the fermentation well before dryness. This is perfectly balanced by the typical racy acidity that is the hallmark of Riesling. The palate is generous, full and finishes clean with great length of flavour.
VINEYARD REGION: 100% Waipara, North Canterbury
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: 2018 was the second warmest vintage that Waipara had experienced in the previous thirty years and so ripening of fruit was achieved with ease. Even so, the region is still a relatively cool one by New Zealand standards and so ideal for the cultivation of Riesling. The cooler conditions are essential to the creating and preserving of the delicate aromatics of this variety.
WINEMAKING: Fermentation of the clear juice was carried out slowly at low temperature to ensure the aromatic elements were perfectly captured. The fermentation was arrested by chilling the wine to below zero which left a well balanced amount of sugar in the wine. Minimal fining was done to assist with retaining the maximum varietal flavours.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Riesling
MATURATION: 100 percent stainless steel fermentation
Alc Vol: 12.5%
Acidity (TA): 8.8 g/l
Residual Sugar: 26 g/l
PEAK DRINKING: This wine will continue to develop for a further six years from vintage date.
FOOD MATCH: Perfect to serve alongside a lemony-pasta with prawns, a pot of steamed mussels or try matching with a beautiful snapper fillet.