Riverby Estate Marlborough Gruner Veltliner 2014

Gruner Veltliner from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Apr-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues. This has a very fresh and tightly held nose, somewhat shy, with delicate aromas of white stonefruits, white florals and minerals, with subtle herb and exotic tropical fruit suggestions. Waxy, lanolin-like elements add to the interest and detail, the nose still fresh and primary expression. Dry to taste and elegant in proportion, the flavours of white florals and stonefruits, herbs and white pepper are restrained, but form a good core with real presence, revealing richness and succulence. The palate follows a fine, textural line, gently enlivened by discreet acidity. Harmoniously balanced, the wine flows smoothly to a softly concentrated, lon, lingering finish with ethereal stonefruit and floral notes. This is an elegant, fine-textured dry Gruner Veltliner with good palate presence and undeveloped flavours. It will become richer over the next 3-4 years. Match with Mediterranean and Asian fare. A very favourable vintage for the variety, second crop from the ‘Riverby’ vineyard. Hand-picked fruit fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 3.8 g/L RS. 17.0+/20 Apr 2015 RRP $24.00

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