95 Points, 5 Stars by Bob Campbell. Decidedly focused and finely textured, the Riesling reflects the stony soils in which it grows. Aromas of orange blossom and ripe nectarine fill the glass whilst flavours of white peach, tahitian lime and warm wet stone are accented with a hint of fennel. This wine will age for many years after release.
A relatively warm growing season by cool climate standard. The fruit ripened with wonderful concentrated flavours. Harvested at 20.5 degrees Brix the fruit was hand-picked and very gently pressed. The juice was fermented in stainless steel at cool temperature over 21 days. Following aging on light lees the wine was bottled under strictly anaerobic conditions to retain its freshness. Cellared for 3.5 years prior to release.
"Riesling is one of the great white wines of the world that rewards those with patience and continually challenges and inspires me as a winemaker" - John Belsham, winemaker.
Enjoy as an aperitif or with food.
In The Spotlight
Bob Campbell - 95 Pts, 5 Stars: “Creamy, concentrated Riesling with just a hint of fruit sweetness that is neatly balanced by chalky acidity to give a little tension and a drying finish. Lime, wild flowers and oyster shell mineral characters are evident. Still quite youthful with good cellaring potential.”
|Bottling Date||September 2015|
|RS (Residual Sugar)||6.2g/L|
|TA (Total acidity)||8.2g/L|
Foxes Island Dry Riesling 2011
- Producer: Foxes Island
- Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
- Availability: In Stock