Spy Valley ‘Envoy’ ‘Johnson Vineyard’ Waihopi Valley Marlborough Dry Riesling 2016

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Jul-2017
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, a little pale on the edge. The nose is very fresh with pure and bright, delicate white floral aroma with suggestions of citrus fruits, unfolding mouthwatering wet-stone minerals. The aromatics are initially restrained, but build in depth, concentration and detail with aeration. Vey dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate possesses bright and intensely piercing, concentrated flavour of lime fruit interwoven with white floral notes and thirst-quenching minerals. The fruit is rich and vibrant, but mouth-wateringly dry. The wine shows a driven core and line with very fine phenolic and fruit-extract textures and crisp acidity. The flavours of limes and minerals carry to a very long and sustained, fine-textured finish with great vitality. This is a rich and intensely concentrated, vibrant fry Riesling with lime and thirst-quenching mineral flavours on a very fine-textured, lingering palate. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 5-7+ years. Clones GM110 and 239 from the ‘Johnson Vineyard’ ‘D’ and ‘G’ blocks, the fruit a select hand-pick of very ripe, clean bunches, given one day’s skin contact, and indigenous yeast fermented in barrel to 14.0% alc., 3.7 g/L RS, TA 7.8 g/L, the wine aged 8 months on lees. 65 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $32.00

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