Anchorage ‘St Urbanus’ Nelson Riesling 2014

Riesling from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 28-Dec-2015
Named after the patron of winegrowers and winemakers. 50% of the fruit receiving overnight skin contact, and a small portion fermented in barriques to 11.0% alc. and 2.5 g/L RS, TA 6.8 g/L and pH 3.2, the wine aged 3 months on lees. Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour, paler on the rim. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated with fine and intense aromas of lime fruit entwined with secondary toasty elements. Very subtle, complexing savoury stonefruits, nutty and spicy nuances, mineral hints and a little oak emerges from the taut core. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is bright, lively and energetic with flavours of lime fruit along with white stonefruits, nuts, spices and secondary toasty nuances. This has good linearity, the wine following a soft, phenolic-textured, moderately concentrated line which leads to a soft, dry, light, but lingering finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, zesty, soft-textured, dry Riesling with lime and toasty flavours and nutty, spicy oak detail. Match with roasted seafood and poultry over the next 2-3 years. 16.5-/20 Dec 2015 RRP $17.00

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