Martinborough Riesling 1998

The majority of the fruit for this wine was picked in the first week of May, and includes fruit from both our Craighall vineyard and the Canning vineyard which is directly behind our winery. The grapes were left on the vine until after sugars had ceased to accumulate, so that the flavours had reached optimum physiological ripeness.

The final wine is light gold with clear tints of green. Its nose is forward, smelling of citrus blossom, cinnamon spice and zest. The palate is medium, flavourful, but not overtly sweet, with a crisp acid followed by the taste of apples, limes and a long lingering aftertaste. Classic New Zealand Riesling flavours abound. This is a refreshing 'drink now' wine for the summer, but it has potential for development up to 6-8 years.

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Martinborough Riesling 1998