FOOD SUGGESTION: SHELLFISH / WHITEBAIT / FISH / HARD CHEESE / CITRUS DESSERTS
WINE NOTES: The reward to such risk is a sweet little wine with lashings of apricot and citrus flavours, and perfect acidity. This late harvest style Riesling is extremely concentrated and viscous.
AWARDS / REVIEWS: Metro Top 50 – 2018 5 Stars / 96 Points – Bob Campbell MW – NZ 5 Stars - Raymond Chan – NZ Gourmet Traveller - AUS
VINIFICATION: Selective hand harvest between 21st April & 3rd May, about 95% from the "back" old vines, remainder from "middle". Net brix 34.5. Blended from six Auslese picks. Bunches selected with largely 100% botrytis affected berries, though most were in the relatively early stages of dehydration and not yet fully raisined and thew remainder were turning in colour with early botrytis bloom. So net botrytis influence is hard to judge. Fermented in stainless (55%) and oak barrels (45%). Alcohol 9.5%, RS 185 g/l, total extract 223 g/l. Beerenauslese style.