Monday, 20 May 2013

Redoubt Hill Vineyard Single Vineyard Riesling 2011

This wine comes from a small producer in Nelson in New Zealand. All of their vineyards are dry grown and treated roughly to force the vines to push to produce higher quality. The Nelson district is situated at the top of the south island with the main industries in the area comprising; fishing, tourism, horticulture and timber.

Redoubt Hill Vineyard Single Vineyard Riesling 2011

When I want a crunchy Riesling with plenty of minerality, I would reach for this beast. Imagine running through an orchard with lemons and limes hurling towards your head and then a breeze of spring blossom gently wafts on by. The bouncy sweet mid-palate flavours are enhanced by a fine dry backbone of acid. I like the message and I love the drive as it combines the Australia dryness with more textural European style.

Alcohol: 12%
Price: $35
Rated: 89+
Drink: Now - 2023
Importer: Eurocentric Wine

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