SHIPPING DETAILS: $10 FLAT RATE PER CASE WITHIN NZ
ASSORTED CASE: NO
SAVINGS PER CASE: $60.00
RETAIL BOTTLE SAVING: $5.00
FOOD SUGGESTION: SHELLFISH / WHITEBAIT / FISH / HARD CHEESE
WINE NOTES: This Riesling is still very youthful in all respects. It shows complex aromas of limes, apples, white stone fruits and subtle savoury, minerals. The palate is defined by delicate citrus flavours, sweet hints of honey and toast notes. Texture is fine-grained and a ripe, piquant acidity provides mouthwatering succulence and energy. A few grams of retained sweetness (through stop-fermentation), has been key to the harmony within. It creates soft mouthfeel and smooth flow across the palate, deftly balancing and suppressing any suggestion of austerity.
AWARDS / REVIEWS / ACCOLADES: “An outstanding Riesling exhibiting purity and harmony; this dry expression is beautifully expressed. Fragrant aromas of lemon sorbet, lime zest, fresh apple and floral lead to a concentrated palate that is focused and linear with wonderful fruit weight backed by fine texture and juicy acidity. The length is terrific. Gloriously good. At its best: now to 2028. Certified organic.” – wine orbit.co.nz
“Displaying bold, fragrant notes of lime cordial, apple blossoms and honeysuckle with a spicy undercurrent, the 2013 Hope Vineyard Riesling is light-bodied and off-dry, with tons of honeyed citrus flavours packaged with wonderful purity and precision.” 90/100 Drink 2017-2022 – Lisa Perrotta-Brown, 229 The Wine Advocate, March 2017
VINIFICATION: Late spring provided perfect flowering conditions and was followed by one of the best summers in recent memory. Late February rains broke the drought and heat wave. A cooler lead into harvest was perfect for varietal flavour development and prevented sugars from becoming excessively high. Harvest began relatively early on March 22nd. Hand harvested April 6th, 2013 20.1 brix, 2.93 pH, 8.7 g/L TA. Gently whole bunch pressed and settled. Fermentation - Inoculated with low-vigour aromatic yeast and cool fermented in stainless steel No Malolactic Fermentation. Bottled March 2014, sterile filtered.