Kim Crawford Dry Riesling 2014

£10.99

  • Silver - Decanter World Wine Award 2015

TASTING NOTE

Pale straw with green tinges. A bouquet of intense citrus fruit with mandarin orange and floral notes. The palate is crisp and fresh with lime characters and a hint of confected lemons.

The grapes for this wine were chosen predominantly from vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys in Marlborough. The cool evenings and long days were ideal conditions for flavour development.

Beautiful spring weather and near perfect conditions during flowering resulted in one of the earliest and potentially largest harvests on record. In mid-March, Fijian cyclone Lusi made a brief appearance bringing an inch of rain and a stiff breeze but harvest resumed a couple of days later with Sauvignon Blanc being picked on warm, sunny days in April.

The fruit was machine harvested in the cool evenings and overnight to preserve flavours. Gentle pressing was followed by cold settling prior to racking to tank for fermentation. Each block was kept separate throughout the various stages of the winemaking process. When all tanks had completed ferment the parcels were tasted and the pick of the wines were blended, fined, stabilised and bottled.

12.5% abv
Kim Crawford Dry Riesling 2014
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  • Kim Crawford Dry Riesling 2014