Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2007
This wine was produced from our Waihopai vineyard, where the miroclimate and unique soils produce Riesling with great concentration and strong acidity.Dry in style our Riesling 2007 has appealing lemon,lime and floral characters that are matched with mandarin and stonefruit .The palate is crisp and fresh showing mineral complexities and great concentration.
The nose displays a lovely mixture of citrus and stonefruit aromas with floral/spice notes adding complexity.The palate is light and freash with zingy acidity and a long clean finish.This wine has just enough residual suger(6g/L) to balance the wine's acidity whilst remaining crisp and dry.
Winemaker: Marcus Wright / Rebecca Wiffen.
Producer: Lawson's Dry Hills Wines Ltd
Winemaker Notes: The free run juice was fermented separately in stainless tanks with neutral yeasts.Fermentation was performed at low temperatures to retain the intense citrus,aromatic characters produced from this variety.
Viticulture Notes: Sourced from Marlborough's Waihopai Valley.the 2006/2007 growing season started with poor weather over flowering that limited vineyard yields.Summer progressed in typical fashion with fine,dry weather that led into the very important sunny,warm day - cool night patterns over the harvest period.The fruit was harvested in excellent condition with high acidity and no botrytis.
Alcohol: 12.5 %
Residual Sugar: 6.0g/L
Total Acidity: 7.2g/L
Brix: 20.7 - 21.5 °
Cellaring: As this wine ages it will develop complex toasty character and will evolve nicely over the next three to four years.
Food Match: Enjoy in moderation with white fish dishes