Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Growing Region: Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Chief Winemaker: Simon McGeorge

If you enjoy well crafted wine - and have even the slightest sweet tooth - this wine is a real treat for the wine enthusiast and young person inside each of us that needs an excuse to have dessert after a great meal. This unique wine is crafted from 100% Riesling fruit sourced from 'The Mound Vineyard' in the Waipara Valley, grown on gravel and silt loam soils.
This wine has an extra level of complexity in the winemaking and in the layers of flavour - as it is a blend of several years; wine made in 2009, 2010, 2011 and from 2012 hence this non-vintage blend.

 

To get the most concentrated flavours Simon and his team pressed frozen fruit, then after a gradual fermentation in stainless steel tank the wine was racked into a mixture of oak barrels for maturation.
The blend is a mixture of previous vintage wines, all adding different characters and textures. 2009 was aged in oak barrels for 36 months; the 2010 for about 28 months, 2011 for 16 months and 2012 was aged for about 4 months. The resulting blend has a residual sugar of 200g/L, and with balancing acidity.
In the glass, you have a rich golden colour. On the nose clover honey, grilled pineapple, vanilla and dried apricot aromas lead to a rich decadent sweet spectrum of tropical flavours with subtle oak highlights. The fresh acidity and lingering flavours make this luscious wine seem remarkably fresh and light. This wine is really a treat for your taste-buds - decadent, rich sweetness and intense lifted summer fruits, bold and well structured. Mouth-coating fruit is followed by cleansing acidity making a heavy wine seem a lot lighter and fresh. The luscious lingering flavours will have you and your guests asking for more. Chill and serve at 6-8°C.

Candy for adults; go on, treat yourself.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this season; and will age for another 8-10 years.
 
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with fresh fruits, fruit tarts, homemade cheesecake and soft blue cheeses, enjoy.