Burn Cottage Central Otago Riesling/Gruner Veltliner 2014

Blended White from New Zealand – Otago
Review Date - 01-May-2016

17/20

Bright, even, straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues. The nose is elegant and fresh with penetrating aromas of lime and floral fruit unfolding notes of fresh herbs and nuts with nuances of white pepper and green stonefruits. The aromatics grow in presence with aeration. Dry to taste and light-bodied, the palate is refreshing and poised with mouthwatering flavours of white stonefruits, soft white florals, white pepper and fresh herbs, revealing nuances of citrus fruit. The wine flows along a fine-textured line with lively, lacy acidity carrying the softly concentrated core to a long finish of herbs and florals. This is a fresh, poised, gently mouthwatering blend of Riesling and Gruner Veltliner, showing a little more of the latter variety in the herby flavours and fine phenolics. Serve as an aperitif and with Mediterranean fare over the next 2-3+ years. A blend of 53% Riesling and 47% Gruner Veltliner, the Riesling given 48 hours skin contact as whole clusters and the Gruner 48 hours as whole berries, pressed together and co-fermented in stainless-steel barrels and old oak barriques to 12.6% alc, and 5.6 g/L RS, the wine aged 11 months in the stainless-steel barrels and oak barriques. 17.0/20 May 2016 RRP $55.00

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