Riesling 2019 - CWA 2019 Gold Medal Winner
This fruit driven Riesling has lemon and lime aromas with a luscious finish. The palate is rich in both texture and concentration with good balance, acidity and fruit flavour.
• Gold medal, 2019 NZ Aromatic Competition;
• Trophy, 2019 Canterbury Wine Show
• Silver, 2019 New World Wine Awards
The vines are predominantly 198-19 clone with some 110 clone to provide depth of flavour. The rootstock is a mix of 101-14 and 3309, both low vigour rootstocks which limit crop and enhance flavour intensity. Vines were hand thinned to reduce the number of bunches, resulting in a very low crop load and producing an intensely flavoured wine.
Wine making details
Fruit was gently pressed to tank for cold settling. The clear juice was then racked to tank and inoculated with selected yeast strains. The ferment was cool for a fruit driven style of wine and was arrested when balance with acid and sugar was achieved. The wine spent 4 months on yeast lees before being racked and processed to bottle.
Food and Wine Matching
The lemon and lime flavours mean the wine will compliment pan-fried white fish and the good levels of acidity would offset the oiliness of richer seafoods. The slight sweetness (30g RS) would make it perfect for a summer pudding, such as Eton mess. But it’s light enough to make a delicious summer aperitif.