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Pisa Range Estate Pisa Central Otago Riesling 2014

Riesling from New Zealand – Otago
Review Date - 22-May-2016

17.5/20

Brilliant, pale straw-yellow colour, very light on the rim. The bouquet is very fine in proportion, the aromatics a little reserved in expression, but showing pure lime and soft citrus fruit notes, revealing subtle layers of toast, mineral and honeysuckle detail. The nose gently builds in density with aeration. Dryish to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate is soft-textured and has a rounded core of lime fruit, white florals, and nuances of minerals, toast and honey, providing a delicate richness to the mouthfeel. The wine follows a very fine-textured, easy flowing line with soft, ripe, background acidity, and carries to an elegant, lingering finish of limes, minerals and honey. This is a soft and fine-textured, dryish Riesling with restrained citrus, mineral and honied flavours. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian fare over the next 4 years. The third release of a Pisa Range Estate Riesling, hand-picked fruit from the flat block, cool-fermented to 12.0% alc. and 4 g/L RS. 17.5-/20 May 2016 RRP $28.00

The third release of a Pisa Range Estate Riesling, hand-picked fruit from the flat block, cool-fermented to 12.0% alc. and 4 g/L RS. Brilliant, very pale straw colour, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very fresh and elegant in proportion with tightly concentrated, pure aromas of white florals, lime fruit and mouthwatering minerals. Subtle acacia and jasmine nuances emerge in the glass. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, soft and pure fruit flavours of white florals, citrus fruits and minerals feature on the palate. The fruit is gently juicy and lush, and flows with a softly concentrated core following a smooth, finely textured line. The acidity is ripe and soft, providing a restrained drive and stylish energy, carrying the wine to a mouthwatering dry, minerally, citrussy finish. This is a softly presented dry Riesling with pure floral and lime fruit, and minerally notes. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian fare over the next 5+ years. 17.5/20 Jul 2015 RRP $28.00


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