Pegasus Bay ‘Aria’ Waipara Valley Late Picked Riesling 2013

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 09-Mar-2015
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with golden-green hues, paler on edge. This has an elegant, fresh and tightly bound nose with excellent presence and depth of exotic floral fragrances and lime fruit aromas intermixed with wild honey and marmalade botrytis. The integrity of the fruit shows in floral and lime clarity and the detail of nuance is beautiful. Sweet to taste, rich flavours of limes, honey and marmalade are lifted by exotic yellow florals. The fruit is underlined by subtle phenolic textures that emerge to balance the richness and lusciousness. This has great weight, depth and presence, with lively acidity providing the palate energy and drive. The wine flows positively to a full blossoming, sustained finish with florals, honey and musk notes. This is a beautifully fragrant and exotic sweet Riesling with a rich, finely textured palate of great presence and line. Match with panna cotta, fruit desserts or serve as an aperitif over the next 5-6+ years. Hand-picked fruit, the bunches with at least 30% botrytis, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc. and 78 g/L RS and TA 7.9 g/L, the wine bottled with some natural CO2. 18.5/20 Mar 2015 RRP $38.00

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