Konrad Wines Riesling, the grapes of which were grown in Marlborough, New Zealand.VITICULTURE 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 Marlborough Riesling

Harvest Date: March/April 2010
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 5.1g/L
Titratable Acidity: 6.7 g/L
Packing: 12 x 750ml, screwcap closure
Variety: Riesling

WINEMAKING Whole bunch pressed and cool fermentation in stainless steel has resulted in an intense, complex, cool climate Riesling. By leaving a trace of natural sweetness this balanced style will develop beautifully with careful cellaring and will reward those patient enough to wait a few years.

TASTING NOTES A brilliant pale straw green colour. This Riesling shows aromas of lemon, lime and apple blossom and a lovely mineral earthiness to accentuate the floral aromatics. The palate is taut and dry with just a hint of residual sugar to balance the wine’s acid spine. Flavours of mandarin, lemon and lime run through the mid-palate with the characteristic minerality of the vineyard showing on the long clean finish.

A well structured Riesling drinking nicely while young, but with sufficient concentration to warrant cellaring for 3 to 5 years.

This is a wine partners well with spicy south east Asian cuisine or more traditional European fare.