Dry River ‘Craighall’ Martinborough Riesling 2015

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 25-Feb-2016
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues, lighter on rim. The nose is soft, refined and elegantly proportioned with aromas of white florals and limes, unveiling subtle acacia and jasmine florals, honeysuckle and mouthwatering mineral detail. The aromatics are beautifully integrated, with a pure and refined heart. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features a tight, refined and firm core of thirst-quenching flavours of limes, lemonade, white florals, honeysuckle and minerals. The fruit flows along a fine, dry, textural line and grows in intensity, concentration and phenolic structure. Refined, lively, lacy acidity lends energy and drive and enhances the mouthwatering palate. The textural line carries the flavours to a firmly bound, long and sustained finish of limes, minerals and honeysuckle. This is a firm, concentrated, finely structured dry Riesling with lime, floral and mineral flavours. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 6-7 years. Clean fruit from 3 picks from ‘Craighall Blocks 5 and 6’, from vines planted in the late 1980s, fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 4.5 g/L RS, TA ~8g/L and pH 2.9, the wine aged 6 months on lees. 19.0-/20 Dec 2015 RRP $44.00

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