Pegasus Bay ‘Bel Canto’ Waipara Dry Riesling 2010

Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 22-Feb-2012
A selection of the best Riesling fruit from old vines, with some botrytised material included, fermented partially by wild yeasts in large old oak to 14.0% alc. and 9.1 g/L rs. Bright straw-yellow colour, pale on rim, this has a very full, voluminous nose, quite densely packed with complex aromas of ripe stonefruits, and funky flinty elements, along with limes, minerals and floral notes. Off-dry to taste, this has very attractive and mouthfilling flavours of honied stonefruits with layers of citrus fruits, flint and minerals. The textures are rounded and soft, but there is some alcohol warmth which drives the palate line. The underlying acidity becomes apparent on the very long, sustained finish, adding lusciousness to the complex, fruit and honied flavours. This is a complex, funky, layered Riesling in the ripe Alsatian style. It will match rich Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 5-6+ years. 18.5+/20 Feb 2012 RRP $31.95

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