Craighall Riesling 2014

A bright and light golden straw colour is a good introduction to this energetic wine. Instantly the grapefruit and lemon tart aromas become obvious with green Anjou pear and Granny Smith apple casting a courtship over the nose. The lean and transparent entrance is balanced by a light sweetness. We pick dry Rieslings early to maximize natural acidity which provides structure and length in the wine. Our Rieslings generally retain about 5-6 g/l of residual sugar, which combined with the high acidity, gives the impression of a bone dry style. The aim of this wine is to achieve full flavour and phenolic ripeness at moderate alcohol levels. This ripeness also brings refined texture, it disperses the acidity and delivers fruit weight and transparent phenolics. All aspects are working in harmony to provide a seamless and fulfilling wine with extensive length and potential for long term cellaring. We recommend resisting the temptation to drink now and assess the wine in another three years. Better still, cellar for an extended time, up to ten years.

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Craighall Riesling 2014