Greenhough ‘Hope Vineyard’ Nelson Riesling 2011

Riesling from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 09-Feb-2013
From vines planted in 1976 and 1996, WBP and stainless-steel fermented to 12.5% alc. and 9 g/L rs. Very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless, this has a very fine, pure and tightly bound nose with subtle citrus fruits and distinct mineral notes, the aromatic showing great clarity. Dry to taste, this is a wine of great elegance, with very fine lime-like fruit definition, the acidity very refined and not intrusive, and in harmony with the smooth mouthfeel. Delicacy and linearity abound, and minerality exemplified. This should age with grace over the next 5-6+ years easily. 19.0/20 Feb 2013 Pale straw-yellow colour with light green hues. This has a bright bouquet of apples, limes, herbs and minerals complexed with detailed steely nuances. There is depth with poise in the aromatic presentation. Dryish to taste, delicate flavours of limes and lemon unfold to reveal mineral, white floral and herb notes. The acidity is discreet and harmonious, adding to the refined mouthfeel. There is an ethereal nature, but there is good underlying concentration forming an excellent palate line and presence. The finish is very long, with subtle, nuanced floral flavours. This is an elegant, detailed, dry Riesling with finesse allied to concentration. Serve as an aperitif, with delicate seafood dishes and Asian cuisine over the next 5-6 years. ‘Hope Vineyard' fruit, the wine made predominantly from vines planted in 1976, hand-picked and WBP, cool-fermented to 12.5% alc. and 9 g/L rs. BioGro certified organic. 18.5/20 Jun 2012 RRP $24.00

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