BARGAIN BARREL 2013 Kaimira Estate ITI Selection Riesling – CELLAR DOOR CLOSING SPECIAL

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Winemaking notes

The fruit for this wine was sourced entirely from our organic certified River Terrace vineyard in Brightwater. It is 100% Riesling, harvested earlier than usual with a Brix level of 18.5º. Diligent leaf plucking gave good exposure, to ensure the fruit flavours were sufficiently ripe at this low Brix level.

The grapes were handpicked 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 fairly quickly, with the purpose of giving a clean fresh wine with maximum Riesling purity. The wine was finished and bottled in November 2013.

Wine analysis

Residual sugar 10.7 g/l  Titratable acidity 7.85 g/l  pH 2.95  Alcohol 9.6 %

Tasting notes

Crafted to be naturally lower in alcohol and in a medium – dry style, this ITI Riesling has a lifted nose alive with floral aromatics, and zesty citrus fruit. The palate is lively with a juicy citrus tang, flavours of crisp apple and sweet citrus, with a suggestion of ripe peach and nectarine.

Awards/Accolades

92/100, 4 stars Bob Campbell Master of Wine, February 2014

Silver medal, NZ Organic Wine Awards, 2015

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