KONRAD BUNCH SELECTION RIESLING 2011
VITICULTURE The ripest bunches are selectively hand picked in small batches from the family owned Waihopai Valley site. Soil in the vineyard is of stony silt with loam topsoil and free draining. Canopy Management is vertical shoot positioning with shoot and crop thinning.
Konrad Wines Bunch Selection Riesling
Harvest Date: March/April 2010
Residual Sugar: 49 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 8.0 g/L
Packing: 12 x 750ml, screwcap closure.
WINEMAKING This wine is a result of meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard whereby only the ripest bunches were hand selected, gently whole bunch pressed and then stop fermented where the sweetness balances the laser like acidity. With careful cellaring this wine will reward those patient enough to wait a few years.
TASTING NOTES A brilliant, very pale straw green colour. The nose is very pure showing classic citrus blossom, ripe red apple & limes with very delicate white flower aromatics underpinned by subtle mineral notes. The palate is precisely balanced between very pure Riesling fruit and refreshing juicy acidity. Intensely flavoured showing similar characteristics to the nose but a wonderfully mouth filling sensation from very high extract fruit.
A well structured Riesling drinking nicely while young, but with sufficient concentration to warrant cellaring for up to 10 years.
This wine is made in a deliberately low alcohol style and is perfect for Asian cuisine, or spicy seafood dishes, especially at lunchtime, under a tree on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Enjoy.