2016 River-T Riesling
Late harvested by hand this delicious Riesling has aromas of lime zest, white flowers and a touch of honey. The concentrated front palate leads to a long and mineral finish.
ALC: 13% RS <18.3g/L
Planted – 2007
Clones – 198-19
Soil – Limestone base spread through river gravels
Yield – 6.9 tonnes/hectare
Harvest date – May 16th 2016
Food Match – This Riesling pairs well with light seafood, poultry, Thai and other Asian dishes.
Ramond Chan – 17.5/20
Bright straw-yellow colour with some depth, pale edged.
The nose is finely concentrated with good depth of lime fruit entwined with sherbet, exotic florals, honeysuckle and refreshing, steely minerals at the core.
Medium-sweet to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is lively with zesty fruit flavours of limes, interwoven with sherbet, white florals and honeysuckle, unfolding nuances of minerals.
The mouthfeel is thirst quenching from the bright acidity, and the wine follows a fine-textured line with good energy and tension.
The palate leads to a long and sustained finish of honey and minerals.
This is a refreshing and lively medium-sweet Riesling with lime, sherbet and honied flavour along with mineral nuances.
Match with Asian fare over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked cool-fruit fermented to 13.0% alc. and 18.3 g/L RS, TA 7.39 g/L and pH 3.06
Wine Orbit 93/100
It is beautifully fragrant on the nose showing white stone fruit, rockmelon, apple blossom and lemon zest characters.
The palate is focused and finely textured with excellent fruit purity, wonderfully supported by whispering sweetness and juicy acidity, finishing superbly long and fine.
The wine offers lovely balance and harmony, and is immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2024.