Ata Rangi ‘Craighall’ Martinborough Riesling 2013

Riesling from New Zealand – Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date - 06-Nov-2018

19/20

Brilliant straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is elegantly proportioned with finely concentrated, deep and intense, but soft aromas of white florals and lime fruit harmoniously melded with a subtle thread of secondary toasty complexities, unfolding thirst-quenching minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is refined in presentation with good intensity of lime fruit and white florals, harmoniously entwined with a little complexing toastiness and mineral elements. The palate has subtle fruit extract textures which guide the wine along a seamless line, with lacy acidity enlivening and lengthening the finish. This is an elegant and refined, but intensely flavoured dry Riesling with lime, floral, toasty and mineral flavours on a soft-textured palate with a fresh finish. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 4-5+ years. Hand-picked Riesling fruit from the ‘Craighall’ vineyard, vines over 30 y.o., WBP and cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 5 g/L RS, TA 7.1 g/L and pH 2.9. 19.0/20 Nov 2018 RRP $33.00



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