Wine by Range Classic Wines

Marlborough Riesling 2018

NZ $17.10 incl GST

Crisp lemon/lime flavours backed with light honeysuckle and spice.

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Classic Wines, Marlborough, Riesling

Description

Winemakers Notes
Our 2018 Marlborough Riesling is sourced from Grant and Kirsten Coles’ vineyard at Spring Creek. We have been sourcing fruit from this block since 2005 and the wines have won a number of gold medals and trophies. This year we used just the free run component to craft this wine. It was tank fermented using a yeast called SIHA7. This yeast was originally isolated from a German Riesling ferment and has proven to work wonderfully well under New Zealand conditions. As always, we have left a dash of residual sugar in the wine.


Analysis
Alc 11.5%
Acid 8.3g/L
Res sugar 7.2g/L
pH 3.08

Tasting Notes
Colour: Very pale at bottling but with time this wine will pick up green-gold tints.
Bouquet: Wines from this vineyard always have great subtlety and purity. Lemons and limes, both the fruit and the blossoms.
Palate: Medium bodied and beautifully fine with a perfect balance between acid and sugar. The finish is long and pure.

Cellaring
This wine can already be consumed with pleasure, but will age gracefully over the next few years if cellared correctly.

Food Matches
Riesling is the most versatile of all wines - an excellent refreshing aperitif and a great match to many food styles, from light salad based meals to spicy ethnic dishes and richer foods.

Independent Reviewer’s Comment
“It is brightly fruited and fragrant on the nose showing Gala apple, nectarine, lemon peel and floral characters. The palate is juicy and vibrant, delivering pristine fruit flavours together with whispering sweetness and refreshing acidity, finishing long and very tasty. At its best: now to 2022.” Sam Kim


Awards
41/2 Stars/91 Points Wine Orbit, Jan 2019
   

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