Valli Waitaki Vineyard Riesling 2020, North Otago

Riesling from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 19-May-2021
Bright, pale yellow with a slight green hue, even colour throughout. The nose is soft and fresh, with youthful aromas of citrus zest, lime intermix crunchy stony mineral and a hint of honey. Medium-bodied, off-dry to taste, lime, mandarin and citrus zest lead the palate with freshness and vibrancy; a hint of lime flower and honey added interest. An excellent chalky mineral palate and salinity flows with mouthwatering acidity to a dry, refreshing finish. A small dose of residual sugar sweetness contributed to weight and balance to the otherwise awakening acid line, leaves a moreish closing. This is an attractive off-dry Reisling that shows a sense of place with vibrant citrusy elements and a chalky mineral palate. Match with clams in XO sauce and crispy-skinned blue cod over the next 8-10 years. Fruit sourced from Grant's Road, Waitaki Valley, fermented in stainless steel tank to 10% alc, 22.5 g/l RS. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) May 2021 RRP $30

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