Waimea Estates Nelson ‘Classic’ Riesling 2013

Riesling from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 15-Oct-2013
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues on rim. The bouquet is fresh and elegantly intense with a complex array of detailed aromas of exotic florals, jasmine, lime fruit, honeysuckle and sherbet, revealing lively, piquant mineral and herb notes. Off-dry to medium in taste, very refined and intensely piercing flavours of exotic florals and lime fruit are the feature on palate. The mouthfeel is near-seamless, refreshing and lively, with soft lacy acidity underlining the fruit. Very fine phenolics provide a flowing mouthfeel with positive drive. Excellent tension and luscious detail enhance the vitality and linearity, and the flavours lead to a very long, thirst-quenching, soft finish carrying exotic floral nuances. This is a beautifully refined, subtly exotic medium-dry Riesling with refreshing detail and vitality. Serve as an aperitif and with fine Asian fare over the next 5-7 years. Fruit from the ‘Hunter’ and ‘Annabrook’ vineyards on the Waimea Plains, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 11.5% alc. and 13.6 g/L RS., with a TA of 7.9 g/L and a pH of 2.8, the wine spending a short time on lees. 19.0/20 Oct 2013 RRP $20.00

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