RT Wines Riptide Riesling 2018, Waitaki Valley

Riesling from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 18-Aug-2020
Bright, even, light yellow with some depth. The nose is freshly vibrant with aromas of lime, flint, yoghurt and a light note of honey mead. Medium-light bodied, flavours of lime expended to grapefruit and its pith, melded with flinty barrel note, mead, saline and yoghurty creaminess. The fruit has good intensity and concentration, balanced by mouthwatering acidity and a bit of salinity. The creamy lees work rounded out the taut acidity, along with the flintiness from new barrels, added interest and a spiced mouthfeel. This is an unusual Riesling with flavours of lime and grapefruit, mead, flinty barrel note on a creamy lees texture line. Match with fresh sardines and game fish over the next 3-4 years. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, full solid, fermented to 13% alc, 1.6 g/l RS. Partially aged in new French oak barrels for 4 months, on lees in tanks and barrels. 17.5/20 pts Aug 2020 RRP $27

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