Greywacke Marlborough Riesling 2016

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Oct-2018
Bright, even, light yellow colour with pale golden hints, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full, soft and broad with rich and deep aromas of ripe lime and lemon fruit, along with nuances of tropical fruit and yellow florals with hints of herbs melded with honeysuckle. Medium in sweetness and medium-bodied, the palate is softly full and rich with mouthfilling and luscious honey-infused flavours of lime fruit with ripe tropical fruits and exotic florals. The fruit forms a broad and open heart but has an underlying firmness and drive. The wine flows smoothly and seamlessly with balanced acid freshness leading to a lush, gentle, lingering finish. This is a softly full, broad and up-front medium Riesling with ripe citrus and tropical fruit, exotic florals and a smooth, seamless palate. Match with mildly spicy Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ’Ashmore’ vineyard, WBP and 40% fermented in tank and 60% indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak to 12.0% alc., 19 g/L RS, TA 7.7 g/L and pH 2.96, the wine aged on lees in barrel for 7 months. 18.5+/20 Oct 2018 RRP $29.95 Even, light-yellow colour with lemon-green hues. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated with rich and well-packed aromas of white and yellow florals, subtle notes of citrus fruits, along with nuances of toast melded with honey and a suggestion of kerosine complexities. The aromatics show with finesse. Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a taut and finely concentrated core of savoury citrus fruits along with white and yellow florals, hints of honey and a subtle toasty edge. A little nuttiness adds detail, The fruit has richness and vitality, and is balanced by fresh, lacy acidity. The wine carries along a fine-textured line, leading to piquant and poised, refreshing finish. This is a taut and concentrated medium-dry Riesling with complex citrus and floral flavours with a little honey and toast, with nutty detail on a fresh, textured palate, Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the ‘Ashmore’ vineyard on soils typical of the Southern Valleys, hand-picked and WBP, 40% fermented in stainless-steel and 60% in old French oak barriques with indigenous yeasts to 12.0% alc., 19 g/L RS, TA 7.7 g/L and pH 2.96. 18.5+*20 Sep 2018 RRP $29.95

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