Ata Rangi ‘Craighall’ Martinborough Riesling 2010

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 21-Oct-2014
Very pale with some green hues. The bouquet is very fine-featured, intense and tightly held with mouthwatering lime and mineral aromas. Very dry to taste, there is a semblance of austerity, with piercing, thirst-quenching lime-toast flavours and minerally, lacy acidity. Beautifully refined phenolic textures and extraction that lingers. Very consistent in style to the 2009, but maybe less powerful, but more lush and accessible in the best way. 12.5% alc. and 3.6 g/L RS with a telling low 2.9 pH. Old vines. 19.0-/20 Oct 2014 RRP $44.95 Bright, very pale straw colour with some green hues, very pale on rim. The bouquet is very refined and elegantly proportioned with tightly bound and intense aromas of lime fruit harmoniously melded with white florals, mineral detail and subtle, complex secondary toast notes. Dry to taste, the palate is very finely concentrated with flavours of citrus fruits, white florals, minerals and toast, along with complexing oxidative nuances. The fruit possesses a delicate succulence which is balanced by a very fine thread of drying phenolics, and enlivened by excellent lacy acidity providing real poise and tension. An elegant line carries the flavours to a very long and sustained, dry finish showing toast, mineral and fine nutty traces. This is a beautifully refined, tightly bound, elegant, dry Riesling with subtle toast and minerally complexities. Serve as an aperitif, with seafood and poultry over the next 4+ years. Fruit from 24 y.o. vines from the company’s ‘Craighall’ vineyard, hand-picked, WBP and fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc., 3.7 g/L RS, TA 7.1 g/L and pH 2.97. 18.5+/20 Aug 2014 RRP $42.00

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