Desert Heart Central Otago Riesling 2011

Riesling from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 12-Dec-2014
Brilliant, pale lemon-straw colour with lighter green hues on rim. The nose is elegantly expressed with delicately interwoven aromas of lime fruit, minerals and secondary toasty development and a suggestion of honey. The mouthwatering minerally elements build in intensity and concentration. Dry to off-dry in taste and light-medium bodied, this has a tight core of toasty limes and minerals. The mouthfeel is crisp, lively and lively with lemony acidity. Some dry phenolics provide good texture and line, the acidity lending balance. The wine carries through to a light, crisp, dry, thirst-quenching finish of limes and toast. This is an elegant and tight, crisp and dry Riesling developing some secondary toastiness. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 3-4+ years. Fruit from the ‘Desert Heart’ Felton Road vineyard, hand-picked and WBP, and cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc. and 9 g/L RS, TA 7.3 g/L and pH 3.05. Winemaker: Peter Bartle. 17.5/20 Dec 2014 RRP $24.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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