2020 WHITEHAVEN MARLBOROUGH RIESLING 11.5%
Residual sugar: 11.7g/l
Grape variety: Riesling
Half the fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, while the remainder was machine picked in the cool morning conditions. A press cut was made to minimise harsh phenolic compounds in the wine. After settling and clarification, the juice was fermented at very low temperature with a select yeast strain to retain the fruit’s intense varietal flavours. The ferment was stopped with some residual sugar to balance the high acidity.
Colour / Appearance: Mid-straw with a green hue and bright clarity.
Aroma / Bouquet: Fresh aromas of lime, green apple and delicate florals.
Palate: A light-bodied wine with youthful citrus flavours and bright acidity. Made in an off dry style, residual sugar balances the acidity and aids the long, pure, and slightly mineral finish.
Cellaring: We believe after cellaring for a year or more this Riesling will gain some bottle-age complexity to augment the varietal characters the wine exhibits now. However, the wine is already in good balance, and can be enjoyed immediately.
Food Match: Very versatile with food. Superbly paired with delicate fish and Asian cuisine. This wine is excellent to whet the appetite before a meal.
♦ Sam Kim, NZ, 95/100 Points 2020
♦ Bob Campbell, NZ, 94/100 Points 2020
- 產地 Region： New Zealand