Tinpot Hut Turner Vineyard Riesling 2013




Pale straw in the glass. Fresh citrus aromatics of sweet lime and mandarin mingle with subtle floral notes. Light bodied, the Riesling is fresh and appealing with flavours of lime and grapefruit and a distinct mineral finish so reflective of the Blind River sub-region. Rounded and well balanced acidity with mineral notes lead to a long pleasing finish.

The fruit for this single vineyard wine was grown on the Turner home vineyard in the Blind River sub-region of the Awatere Valley. Low yielding vines were monitored closely and then hand-picked when the right balance of flavour and sugar ripeness was reached to produce this lower alcohol style of Riesling.

The 2013 growing season was characterised by a long warm and dry summer with moderate fruit yields and intense flavours.

After harvest, the fruit was transported to the winery for immediate pressing, with minimal skin contact to prevent juice deterioration. The fruit was crushed and only the free run portion of the juice was retained. Specialty Riesling yeast was used for a long cool ferment. The resulting wine was then balanced and prepared for bottling under a screw cap closure so as to retain as much of the freshness and fruit character of the vineyard as possible.

11% abv
Tinpot Hut Turner Vineyard Riesling 2013
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