Pegasus Bay ‘Bel Canto’ Waipara Valley Dry Riesling 2014

Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 03-Jun-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues and some depth, lighter on rim. The nose is tight and intense with a penetrating amalgam of ripe lime and lemony fruit melded with honeysuckle, musk and talc botrytis, along with fresh, piquant citrus and reductive minerally elements. Dryish to taste, the palate has good weight, depth and body with harmoniously entwined flavours of ripe citrus fruits, marmalade and honey, with a musky and minerally layer. The wine is smooth in texture and there is considerable power and drive. The alcohol and lacy acidity are balanced, and the wine has excellent proportion, the dense core unfolding succulent citrus and exotic tropical fruit flavours on a very long and sustained finish. This is a full and substantial dryish Riesling with citrus, marmalade and honied flavours, showing drive, power and balance. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked fruit with at least 30% botrytis infection cool-fermented to 14.5% alc. and 7.6 g/L RS, TA 7.1 g/L and pH 3.32. 19.0-/20 May 2015 RRP $33.00

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