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2012 Misha's Vineyard Lyric Riesling

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Dry in style, this is quite a juicy, fruit-driven riesling that shows lots of lemons, limes and jasmine florals on the nose that is highly intoxicating. The palate is light, bright and tight with citrus and tropical flavours, laser-like acidity, and a dry, lemony finish. Salt and pepper squid would be awesome with this!

Winemaker's Notes

Lyric is the songlike quality in poetry, the pleasing succession of sounds in music, and a lyric soprano is a voice of light and unforced quality. So it’s the perfect name for a wine that is pure, expressive yet restrained.

A dry Riesling with aromas of baked apple, lime zest, rose petal and spice which are all combined with a fresh oyster shell complexity. The palate is focused, yet gentle and rounded then finishes with a crisp mouthwatering lemon citrus brightness.

This dry Riesling is refreshing and perfect to enjoy just on its own but this style is also extremely versatile when it comes to food pairing and, of all the white wines, this one will match the widest variety of flavours. The very best pairing options are seafood and shellfish, fruit dishes, pork, smoked meats, and anything that’s a little spicy.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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2012 Misha's Vineyard Lyric Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
A basically dry style (5 grams/litre of residual sugar), the 2010 vintage was estate-grown at Bendigo, in Central Otago, and mostly handled in tanks; 13 per cent was fermented with indigenous yeasts in seasoned French oak casks. Lemon-scented, it is mouthfilling, with finely balanced, citrusy, limey flavours, faintly biscuity and showing good richness. Already enjoyable, it carries the dry style well.
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
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