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The fruit for this wine was sourced entirely from selected rows of our organic certified River Terrace vineyard in Brightwater, Nelson. It is 100% Riesling, harvested earlier than usual with a Brix level of 19.3º. Diligent leaf plucking gave good exposure, to ensure the fruit flavours were sufficiently ripe at this low Brix level.
The grapes were handpicked on 1st April 2014 and gently whole bunch pressed, with juice oxidation carefully avoided to retain aromatics and freshness. The clarified juice was then cool fermented in stainless steel to retain primary fruit character, and the ferment stopped when the sugar-acid balance was considered ideal.
After ferment the wine was racked quickly, with the purpose of giving a clean fresh wine with maximum Riesling purity. The wine was finished and bottled in July 2014.
Residual sugar 7.9 g/l Titratable acidity 7.15 g/l pH 2.94 Alcohol 10.4%
Crafted to be naturally lower in alcohol and in an off- dry style, this ITI SELECTION Riesling is a medium weighted wine with a fresh and lively entry leading to baked apple and citrus flavours with some floral and lanoline tones. Showing some signs of maturity, a juicy sliver of sweetness is supported by well balanced acidity.
“It’s pristine and inviting on the nose showing ripe citrus, nectarine, green apple and floral characters. The palate is taut and racy with a juicy mouthfeel and a hint of sweetness, before finishing long and crisp. At its best: now to 2019.” 4 stars, Sam Kim, Wine Consultant and Senior Judge, January 2015.