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2015 Botrytised Riesling

2015 Botrytised Riesling

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About the 2015 Botrytised Riesling

Vineyard & Region

The Corners Vineyards, Rapaura, Wairau Plains, Marlborough

Tasting Note

Aromas of florals, beeswax and marmalade, the palate is concentrated, richly textured with an intense varietal definition.

Alc  13.0 %    pH   3.22           TA  6.0              RS  138 gms/

Viticulture

Our aim in the vineyard is to grow the best fruit we can so it can speak of its home and express its personality. To do this you need healthy vines and soil. By practicing organics and incorporating some biodynamic principles we believe we are doing our best to help achieve this and let our vineyards evolve and speak as they would like. We spend a lot of time getting to know our land, there is much to learn, and each year we use what we learn to help make better wine, it’s a slow wonderful sometimes frustrating process

Winemaking

The variety that is always making a comeback. Funny, for us it never went away. The magic of Riesling is the opportunity to show its different expressions through different sites and styles. The style of this Botrytised Riesling is to retain the pure fruit from the vineyard. 2015 gave us perfect conditions for the ‘noble’ botrytis, where we left the fruit out to dehydrate. This gives a pure varietal characteristic in the wine. The grapes were hand harvested at 33 brix, basket pressed and racked to stainless steel and oak barrels where it underwent natural ferment. It was matured on full lees for 6 months prior to bottling.

 

 

2015 Botrytised Riesling

Light gold, with a hint of straw, it has an inviting, richly honeyed bouquet. Delicious from the start, it is full-bodied (13 per cent alcohol), lush and sweet (138 grams/litre residual sugar), with peachy, honeyed flavours, gentle acidity, and excellent concentration and roundness. 4 stars. Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide.

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