Wild Earth Riesling 2017

A fragrant and lush bouquet of lime, honeysuckle, and a subtle touch of flint with flavours of delicious citrus zest, and ripe lime. This Riesling has a rich front palate that crescendos to a long and mineral finish with brilliant acidity that will ensure the wine's longevity.


Reviews
5 Stars, 94 points, Sam Kim Wine Orbit, April 2019
4.5 Stars, Winestate Magazine, June 2019
4 Stars, 18/20 points, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
4 Stars, Cuisine Magazine March 2019
92 points (outstanding) - Cameron Douglas MS, Oct 2019
Silver - New Zealand International Wine Show, Oct 2019


Availability: In stock

$28.00

Details

The 2017 Riesling grapes are from an award-winning vineyard in Bendigo, Central Otago, planted in 2003. The semi-continental climate and alluvial soils are perfect for growing aromatic varietals and Riesling always thrives here beneath the scorched hills that still show the scars of the gold rush. These pristine Riesling grapes were hand harvested on the 19th of April at optimal ripeness. The grapes were then whole bunch pressed and fermented at cool temperatures to retain the fresh aromatics. The fermentation was stopped at the perfect balance of residual sugar and acidity resulting in an off-dry wine with a long zesty finish. Residual Sugar: 10g/L, T.A: 8.2

Reviews

5 Stars, 94 points, Sam Kim Wine Orbit, April 2019
"This is impeccable and flatteringly elegant; the delicately lifted bouquet shows nectarine, apple, lime sorbet and green tea aromas, followed by a finely textured palate that is brilliantly focused and persistent. The wine offers poise and purity, together with mouth-watering acidity, finishing beautifully flowing and lively. At its best: now to 2025".

4.5 Stars, Winestate Magazine
"Bright, light lemon/green, this single-vineyard wine was hand-picked at Bendigo. Fragrant, it is medium-bodied, with strong, vibrant, grapefruit and lime flavours, a hint of spice, and a finely balanced, off-dry, lingering finish". 

4 Stars, 18/20 points, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Bright, very pale straw colour, with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim.  The nose is very tightly bound and elegant, with good depth and intensity of lime fruit entwined with white florals and mouthwatering mineral elements, unfolding suggestions of fine, fresh herbs.  Medium-dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate is taut and initially a little unforthcoming, but reveals concentrated and refined flavours of lime fruit, white florals and minerals.  The fruit is underlined by fine acidity reflecting low pH with its softness.  The fruit flows along a fine-textured line of fruit extract and subtle phenolics, unfolding some honeysuckle and nuances of toast, as it carries to a finish with rich fruit and mineral elements.  This is a taut, medium-dry Riesling with lime, floral and mineral flavours that blossom as it flows.  Serve as an aperitif, and with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese fare".

4 Stars, Cuisine Magazine March 2019
"A delightfully fresh and vibrant expression of the grape. Lavender and white flower aromatics set the scene for the main event which is a crisp and pure palate of ripe citrus and apple blossom. Very moreish".

92 points (outstanding) - Cameron Douglas MS, Oct 2019
"Many classic aromas of Riesling with apples and jasmine, lemon and fresh pear. This example also shows a core of stony mineral messages. On the palate flavours of lemon and apples, flowers and wet stones. Plenty of acidity contrasted by ripe fruit flavours and a dry finish. Lengthy, balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2026".