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"Opulent & flavoursome with loads of tasty flavours" Wine Orbit

Displaying an enticing bouquet of stone fruit, green apple, blossom & potpourri

Serve as an aperitif or with with Asian fare

Main Divide North Canterbury Riesling 2016

Member rating / 3
$17.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86



Awarded 5 Stars Black Market 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars Awarded 4 Stars
Main Divide North Canterbury Riesling 2016

Main Divide North Canterbury Riesling 2016

Member rating / 3
The grapes for this wine were harvested with excellent flavour development, concentration and physiological ripeness...
$17.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86

Accolades

Awarded 4 Stars

Winestate Magazine, Australia, May 2019

Awarded 4 Stars

Michael Cooper, Dec 2019

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2020

Description

  • Medium-dry style
  • Green apple
  • Blossom & potpourri
  • Refreshing acidity

"Fabulously fruited and gorgeously fragrant, the wine shows golden peach, candied apple, honey, orange peel and subtle spice notes on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that's richly textured and persistent. It's opulent and flavoursome with loads of tasty flavours" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2020

"Enjoyable now, the 2016 vintage of this good-value Waipara wine is a distinctly medium style. Bright, light yellow/green, it has generous, citrusy, slightly spicy flavours, a hint of honey, fresh acidity, and excellent immediacy and harmony" Michael Cooper, Dec 2019

"Enjoyable now, this richly varietal Waipara wine is a distinctly medium style. Bright, light yellow/green, it has generous, citrusy, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, a hint of honey, fresh acidity, and excellent immediacy and harmony" Winestate Magazine, Australia, May 2019

On release it is pale gold, with an enticing bouquet of stone fruit, green apple, blossom and potpourri. In the mouth there is satisfying weight and concentration, balanced with refreshing acidity and minerality that creates a lively tension to complement the wine’s medium dry finish.

Warm and settled weather during flowering led to an optimal fruit set. A perfect summer, followed by a warm dry autumn then enabled the grapes to be harvested with excellent flavour development, concentration and physiological ripeness.

After picking over a number of weeks in April and May, the grapes were gently pressed. The juice was then slowly fermented at cool temperatures to help the wine retain its vibrant fruit characters and varietal purity. During this time daily tasting was undertaken to assess levels of acidity, alcohol and residual sweetness, with the fermentation being stopped once the right balance was achieved. At all stages, from fermentation to bottling, the wine was handled very carefully to help it retain a little of its natural carbon dioxide. This may result in a small amount of spritzig when first poured, accentuating the freshness and liveliness of the wine.

Main Divide is the local name for the Southern Alps and is the backbone of the South Island, where grapes for Main Divide are exclusively sourced. Vineyards have been selected for their quality and ability to express unique regional flavours.

 

 

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Alcohol

12%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

5 Stars

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Great Riesling - aromatic and yet not too sweet. Better price than supermarkets on special.

Melody - 08/06/2020


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