RIESLING 2014 PISA, CENTRAL OTAGO
The remarkable snow capped Pisa Range landscape with glittering rivers (this was gold rush territory in the 1800s) produces very distinctive wines.
Grown at Pisa – a warm district of the Cromwell Basin, careful management of the vines kept crop levels low producing good quality small-berried fruit.
The 2014 season was very typical for Central Otago with a long dry autumn allowing slow ripening - with the fruit going into the winery in excellent condition. Hand harvested on 22 April 2014 and bottled October 2014.
Region: Pisa - Central Otago
Variety: 100% Riesling
Alcohol: 12% alc.
Res. Sugar: 4gr/l
Colour: Pale straw
Bouquet: Ripe peach, citrus notes, little honey on the nose
Palate: Med. acidity giving good structure and mouthfeel. Subtle fruit on mid palate - good length - spreading across back palate to a long finish
Cellar: 5-7 years.