Dry River ‘Craighall’ Martinborough Riesling 2017

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 03-Mar-2018
Very pale straw colour, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very clean and pure with a core of aromas that unfold with an array of white stonefruits, white florals and lime fruit, unveiling citrus blossom and thirst-quenching minerals. This has real volume, but a positively concentrated heart. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is taut but very soft in texture and refined in mouthfeel, showing lime and lemonade fruit with white florals and hints of minerals and stonefruits. The palate is very smooth flowing with refined and balanced acid piquancy that eventuates to softness. The flavours and presence recede a little on the finish, but linger well. This is a beautifully soft and refined bottling that will develop over 5-6 years. Clean fruit with no botrytis from the ‘Craighall’ vineyard, 50% indigenous yeast fermented in stainless-steel to 11.0% alc. and 5 g/L RS, TA 8.9 g/L and pH 2.9. 19.0-/20 Mar 2018 RRP $47.00

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