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Kerrigan + Berry Mt Barker Great Southern Riesling

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What's not to love about riesling. It's the perfect Summer food wine that is generally a tad lower in alcohol, and full of lip-smacking citrusy flavours - which is what this offering from Kerrigan + Berry is. It's only 11.5% alcohol, and displays attractive, seductive aromas of yellow and green citrus, Granny Smith apples, and a touch of guava on the nose. The palate is light, bright, fresh and down-right frisky! With juicy citrusy flavours, taut acidity, and a long, sauntering finish. It will cellar for a few years and soften, but why not chill it down tonight and have with a Thai chicken salad.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2014 KERRIGAN + BERRY is a pale straw colour with lively, steely green tinges. The nose is a perfumed blend of limes, lemons and more tropical passionfruit.

The initial impression on the palate is that of seamless structure, fine vibrant acids and lingering citrus flavours. The use of free-run juice only has given the wine “fineness”, balancing the fragile varietal flavours of Riesling.

There is a complex array of flavours in the mouth, dominated by lemons, limes and grapefruit. These are supported by hints of spice and mineral on the mid-palate and green apple on the impressively long finish.

The refreshing lemons and limes make this wine very appealing in its first year or so. However it may take up to ten years before this fine steely structure transforms into the toasty, rich, complex wine that is an aged Riesling.

Alcohol 11.5%

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Kerrigan + Berry Mt Barker Great Southern Riesling

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James Halliday says
The purity of varietal expression on the bouquet is paralleled by the tightly carved green apple, citrus and mineral of the palate. This is a classic Riesling simply needing time to burst into a shimmering display of flavours that will seek every corner of the mouth, and linger long after it is swallowed.
To 2032
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
96

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