Rock Ferry ‘3rd Rock’ Marlborough Riesling 2014

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 21-Oct-2016
Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green-gold hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and gently voluminous with deep aromas of lime fruit along with notes of honey, toast and minerals, indicating some secondary development. This has a fine and intense core that unfolds tangerine and exotic floral elements with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features a tight and deep core with lime fruit and steely minerals, along with restrained notes of honey and toast. Some secondary interest is developing. The mouthfeel is crisp and fresh with a firm, fine-textured, dry line, with brisk, underlying acidity. The wine has drive and carries to a long, lingering dry finish of limes, toast and minerals. This is a firm, tight and dry Riesling with lime flavours and hints of exotic fruits, complexed by the beginnings of secondary toast and mineral notes. Serve as an aperitif, and with seafood over the next 4 years. Fruit from ‘The Corners’ vineyard, Rapaura, hand-picked and WBP, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 7.5 g/L RS, TA 7.1 g/L and pH 3.20, the wine given extended time on lees. Certified BioGro organic. 18.0-/20 Oct 2016 RRP $27.00

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