Mahana Clays & Gravels Riesling 2014
The Mahana Clays and Gravels Riesling is a pure and precise off-dry style Riesling. Displays both an aroma and flavour profile of red apple, lemon/lime sherbet, wet rock and white flowers. Layers of texture are supported by crunchy acidity leading to a finely detailed and tapered finish. Drink now until 2029.
Whole clusters were gently pressed over a six hour period. Cool settling of the juice followed by ambient vineyard yeast fermentation to dryness in very old French oak. Elevage on original yeast lees until assemblage before bottling by gravity. Unfined.
Salt and Pepper Squid, Smoked Salmon, Risotto, Hard Cheeses.
Concentrated, tangy Riesling with lime, white flowers and chalky mineral flavours. Taut, linear wine with energy and purity. Bone-dry Riesling that’s deliciously drinkable now but could become even more interesting with bottle age.
– Bob Campbell MW