Ata Rangi ‘Kahu’ Martinborough Botrytis Riesling 2018

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 06-Nov-2018
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter edged. The nose is softly full concentrated and well-packed aromas of ripe citrus fruit and tropical fruit along with a layer of honey and nectar, with apricot marmalade and musk botrytis interwoven with the fruit. A hint of lift adds to the aromatics. This is decadent and opulent. Very sweet to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has rich and luscious, opulent flavours of ripe tropical and citrus fruits with wild honey notes and nectar, integrated with apricot, marmalade and musk. The palate has a concentrated core with good density that will reveal more complexity. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich and unctuous, with a fine line of acidity providing cut and energy. The wine carries to a decadent, sustained finish. This is a rich and lusciously opulent botrytised Riesling with tropical and citrus fruit with honey, apricot and musky marmalade, on a deep-hearted palate with an unctuous mouthfeel. Three picks of botrytised Riesling from the ‘Kahu’ vineyard, the whole bunches foot-trodden and rehydrated overnight, and cool-fermented in tank to 12.0% alc. and 130 g/L RS, TA 6.2 g/L and pH 3.38. (375 ml) 19.0+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $34.00

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