**GOLD MEDAL ROYAL NEW ZEALAND SHOW***
Country: New Zealand Region: Martinborough
Vintage: 2014 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Palliser Estate
Palliser Estate Riesling is beautifully scented, with intense lightly sweet lemon and lime flavours and a long, racy finish. Garden fresh, fruity and zesty, it bursts with varietal character. It is one of Martinborough's top white wines. At its best, it's a truly exciting mouthful. Michael Cooper - Classic Wines of New Zealand
Colour: Bright, pale straw colour with slight green hues
Aroma: The nose is very fresh, elegant and pure in expression with aromas of limes, white florals and a suggestion of honeysuckle entwined with delicate, mouthwatering mineral elements.
Ageing Potential: 6 Years
The fruit builds in depth and penetration with a positive core with aeration. Off-dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate features gently succulent fruit flavours of limes, lifted by white florals, and enriched by delicate honeysuckle notes. Thirst-quenching, chalky mineral notes provide balancing dryness and cut, and the wine follows a very fine-textured line with ripe, integrated acidity, leading to a soft, dry, long lingering finish of florals and limes. This is an aromatic, off-dry Riesling with delicate lime, floral and honeysuckle richness and soft, mouthwatering acidity
Fruit from the company’s ‘Om Santi’ and ‘Palliser’ vineyards, vines 10 and 18 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented for two-thirds of ferment then inoculated, to 11.9% alc., 7.7 g/L RS, pH 2.93, the wine on primary lees for 3 months
Ageing Potential: Serve as an aperitif and with mildly spicy Asian cuisine over the next 5+ years.