A very classic, dry style, which sings clearly of its provenance: the prized Craighall Vineyard and now deep-rooted vines planted there over 30 years ago. We pick, press and allow this fruit to ferment in the same manner year on year, the resulting wine highlighting the seasonal variations.
The 2015 was a low cropping season, bunches were made up of very small berries, that ripened slowly over the cool Autumn. The result is an intense, concentrated, dry Riesling that has aged beautifully. The nose displays classic lime cordial notes which opens up to reveal more excotic aromas of cardamon, roasted fennel, green papaya and lemongrass. The flavours on the palate are fresh and intense, notes of squeezed lemon meld with a creamy richness that flow into a salty and salivating finish. Fantastic with seafood.
The aromatics are very clean and precise: fresh ripe white peach, florals of jasmine blended with a delicate spice note. The palate is complex, with great weight and precision, with a lingering finish which is a hallmark of our Craighall Chardonnay. We love the unforced feel of this wine, no overt oak or fermentation characters; a great representation of the Martinborough Terrace terroir.
REGION | Martinborough
VARIETAL | Riesling
VINTAGE | 2015
VOLUME | 750ml
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