Black Ridge ‘Old Vine’ Central Otago Riesling 2017

Riesling from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 02-Feb-2018
Brilliant pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the edge. The nose is taut and tightly bound with refined and gently penetrating aromas of lime fruit, white florals and wet-stone mineral elements along with a suggestion of toast. This has purity, clarity and precision. Off-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has finely concentrated flavours of limes and lemonade with white floral notes, toast and minerals. The mouthfeel possesses very fine textures from the fruit extract and phenolics, lending a chalky mouthfeel. The acidity is firm and lacy and the wine flows with good linearity to a lingering finish of lime and minerals. This is a taut and refined off-dry Riesling with lime, floral and mineral flavours on a fine-textured palate with intensity and linearity. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian fare over the next 5-6 years. Old vine fruit cool-fermented to 11.5% alc. and 9 g/L RS, TA 10.5 g/L and pH 2.9. 18.0+/20 Feb 2018 RRP $26.00

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