2011 Huia Botrytis Riesling
The 2011 Botrytised Riesling is a single vineyard estate grown wine from our Winsome block in Riverlands. This vineyard is made up of a combination of sandy and clay soils. The daytime temperatures can be very warm, but the nights are cold.
Botrytis became evident in some bunches during the few weeks prior to harvest. We left the grape bunches,on the vine to become fully botrytised and de-hydrate. The grapes for this wine were harvested with plenty of very dry botrytis on 18th May.
The hand harvested grapes were crushed by feet in the press and then left overnight in the press to re-hydrate. Pressing was carried out the next day using a gentle pressing champagne cycle. The wine fermented in a stainless steel tank for a long cool ferment.
The nose is aromatic, full of uplifting apricot, citrus and floral notes. On the palate the wine delivers a lovely depth of flavour showing classic dried apricot, tea leaf and fig characters. This is a rich luscious dessert wine with good length.
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