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Mt Beautiful Riesling

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North Canterbury is oh-so-hot-right-now, it's wines continuing on an upward trajectory of quality. This beautiful Riesling is a perfect example of what can be achieved in smart cold climate vineyards run by passionate people.

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for this Riesling were hand-picked allowing for selection of only the best grapes. They were whole-bunch pressed, with the free run and pressings kept separate. The juice was settled for 24 hours only, to retain some cloudiness in the juice, this contributes to texture and aroma. The juices were then cool fermented using aromatic yeast. The ferment was stopped when we achieved a balance of sugar and acid. The wine was aged on light yeast lees for six months, before racking blending and bottling.

The Mt Beautiful 2010 Riesling is fresh and fragrant with aromas of honey suckle and linden lime trees. On the palate the wine is off- dry with apple and green citrus fruit with good texture finished by crisp mineral acidity.

Alcohol: 11.5%

Awards and Accolades

Gold Medal - 2012 AirNZ awards

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Mt Beautiful Riesling

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WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
“Beautiful wine ageing gracefully. Toasty brown lime aromas and fantastic palate built for ageing with great acid, sensible sugar and lovely length. "Very pleasing style"....”
Winestate Special Edition
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Stewed lemon aromas with a botrytis edge and some very Germanic acid/sugar flavours.
Winestate magazine 2010

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