Ata Rangi ‘Craighall’ Martinborough Riesling 2009

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 24-Apr-2013
Riesling fruit from the ‘Craighall’ vineyard from vines 24 y.o., hand-picked, WBP and cool-fermented in tank to 12.5% alc. and 4 g/L rs. Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The bouquet is tightly bound and penetrating with aromas of lime fruit infused with secondary toast and wet-stone minerals and steel. Dry to taste and tightly concentrated, this is elegant in proportion for its intensity and depth. Flavours of limes, toast, minerals and a suggestion of nuts form a dense core, the flavours flowing smoothly on a fine-featured and refined, textural palate line. The palate combines a suggestion of lusciousness with mouthwatering acidity and the flavours are carried to a very long, lingering, lacy finish with nuances of citrus fruit, toast and honey. This is a tight and concentrated, mouthwatering dry Riesling of refinement, beginning to show some toasty complexities. Serve as an aperitif or match with shellfish over the next 4-5 years. 112 cases made. 18.5+/20 Apr 2013 RRP $38.00

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