Bouquet: Shows pure flavours of lemon, limes and hints of exotic fruits.
Palate: The focussed palate is tempered with lush mid-palate weight, and provides beautiful balance between the refreshing racy acidity and purity of fruit.
Food Match: Enjoy as an aperitif, also matches well with oysters, prawn or crab.
Dietary Information: This wine is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Drink now or cellar for 5 years and beyond.
The growing season in Marlborough started out warm and dry, resulting in very even flowering and ultimately balanced vines with the right amount of crop to get them through to harvest. The warm weather continued through Spring and Summer, with periodic rains which kept the vines hydrated through the warm growing season. The warmer conditions meant that harvest started around two weeks earlier than the previous year, with fruit that was full of flavour, naturally balanced acidity and lovely weight.
Our Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley is exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in Marlborough; high sunshine and wind, cool nights and low rainfall which produces a smaller, thicker skinned berry with intense fruit flavours. This results in naturally low cropping fruit with intense flavour and structure.The fruit for this Riesling came from our D2E block which was one of the first established in our Seaview vineyard and is relatively flat and on predominantly loess soils.
Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 21st March 2018
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 12.5% pH 3.03 TA 8.13 RS 9.6g/l
The Riesling for this Single Vineyard wine was harvested, destemmed and gently pressed. The free run juice was separated from the pressings into stainless steel tanks, where it was settled for 72 hours. The clear juice was then racked and inoculated with yeast strains selected to capture and enhance the aromatic Riesling flavours. A long and cool ferment took place and was stopped when the alcohol, residual sugar and acidity were in balance. The wine was then racked, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.
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