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A sherbet-like zingy acidity leads to flavours of mandarin, lemon and white peach

Pure aromas of lime zest, grapefruit and fresh spring blossoms

Pair with Bluff oysters garnished with a squeeze of lime

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Dry Riesling 2017

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Awarded 91/100 Points Recommended
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Dry Riesling 2017

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Dry Riesling 2017

Member rating / 1
The climate in Marlborough has high sunshine hours, but temperatures during the growing season are regulated by the cooling ocean influence perfect for aromatic wines
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $18.00 $15.65

Accolades

Awarded 91/100 Points

Bob Campbell, Master Of Wine, Real Review, Sep 2018

Recommended: Bob's Buy of the Week

Bob Campbell, Master Of Wine, Real Review, Sep 2018

Description

"A weighty and concentrated riesling in a truly dry style with tangy lime juice and floral flavours. A hint of sweetness adds some welcome tension. A good benchmark example of a dry riesling style" Bob Campbell, Master Of Wine, Real Review, Sep 2018

Riesling grapes are well suited to the Marlborough climate due to cooler autumn temperatures and cold nights intensifying acidity and fruit flavours. This 2017 Cellar Selection Dry Riesling has pure aromas of lime zest, grapefruit and fresh spring blossoms. On the palate, a sherbet-like zingy acidity leads to flavours of mandarin, lemon and white peach and a hint of graphite minerality giving the wine length and freshness.

The climate in Marlborough has high sunshine hours, but temperatures during the growing season are regulated by the cooling ocean influence. The 2017 growing season was cooler than average, with unusually mild summer temperatures, easterly breezes and light cloud cover common features throughout the season. Intermittent autumn rains slowed ripening and meant that our harvest plans had to be flexible whilst we waited for dry weather periods and classic cool climate Riesling flavours to develop.

All Riesling grapes are harvested in cool temperatures to protect and enhance aromatics. Clear juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks using carefully selected aromatic yeast strains, at cool temperatures. The 2017 Cellar Selection Dry Riesling is 100% from the Wairau Valley of Marlborough, the vineyard blocks used were 60% Acland, 26% Litchfield, 14% Ensor.

 

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