Wild Earth Chelsea Riesling 2020
This medium sweet wine made in a Spätlese style is fragrant with apple and citrus blossom, ripe golden peach, lemon curd and melon. Sweet and silky entry with ripe mandarin, honey, lime, melon, passionfruit and a touch of pink grapefruit. Beautifully balanced with generous fruit sweetness and bright acidity ensures great potential for ageing. Complex and long with a juicy, sweet stone fruit finish
The Waitaki Valley in North Otago is renowned for its limestone rich soils which give great minerality and focus to the wines. The maritime climate makes the North Otago region different to the more highly planted semi- continental Central Otago region and the unique limestone rich soils result in wines with crunchy natural acidity and distinctive minerality.
The fruit is 100% hand harvested Riesling from the Waitaki Valley. Harvest took place on April 26th 2020. The fruit was whole bunch pressed to a stainless steel tank for cold settling for two days. The juice was then racked and the juice inoculated with selected wine yeast. The cool fermentation was stopped to retain a Spätlese style.
Residual Sugar: 42 g/L