Pale straw yellow colour.
“Fragrant citrus and floral aromas introduce this wonderful medium dry Riesling. It is well balanced, concentrated and fresh, with succulent flavours of lemon and lime which linger on to a long seductive finish.”
The grapes for this wine were grown on our own sustainably certified home vineyard. There are two blocks of Riesling, one planted in 1993 and the other in 2003. This year the cropping rates were naturally very low. However we still thinned the shoots by hand and removed leaves from around the bunches to give the fruit optimum exposure to the sun. The bunches were later hand thinned so that they were nicely spaced on the vine in order to intensify the riesling flavours in the remaining fruit.
We handpicked the young vines on 4th April and the older vines on 20th April.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed to obtain clean, pure aromas and flavours. The juice was handled gently and reductively and underwent a cool fermentation in stainless steel using selected yeast strains. The wine was stop fermented at 14 gm/l residual sugar and aged on yeast lees for 4 weeks adding richness and texture to the finished wine.
- – Pure Gold medal – Bragato Wine Awards
- – Gold medal – Spiegelau International Wine Competition
- – 4 Stars, Michael Cooper’s Guide to New Zealand Wines
- – 4 Stars, Winestate Magazine