Terrace Edge Waipara Riesling 2009

Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 14-Feb-2011
Riesling is the specialty white variety for the Chapman family, the variety a proven performer in the region. Winemaker Belinda Gould had the fruit whole cluster pressed and fermented it with native yeasts to 12.5% alc. and 15 g/L rs. Straw yellow with a light golden hue to the colour, the bouquet is intensely rich and lush with honey and tropical fruits alongside lime notes as well as a little reduction. Off-dry to medium in sweetness level, the palate is still tightly bound and shy. However there is excellent depth of citrus fruits, honey and minerals, all on a soft, fine-textured palate. The soft acidity indicates this will be a wine to drink over the next 4-5 years. It will be a good match with spicy Asian foods. 17.5-/20 Nov 2010 RRP $21.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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