Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Stephen White

As with the philosophy behind the 'Fallen Angel' wine brand and the personality of previous expressions - this Riesling exhibits typical fresh, citrus characters of the varietal and for which the region has become world famous for. The fruit for this wine was selected from vines grown in the Wairau and Waihopai Valleys in Marlborough. Each individually selected parcel of fruit was separately crushed and pressed in the early morning in Marlborough.

 

With the chilled grape juice then being transported up to the winery on Waiheke Island - Auckland, to complete its transformation into this lively wine. The first parcel harvested and processed into wine had an incredible citrus (lime & lemon) character. The next two parcels were broad and flavour rich in palate weight, with extremely rich tropical aromatics. All parcels were focused and a concentrated minerality was also revealed.
All the fruit was 100% fermented in stainless steel tanks, using three different yeast strains and a range of ferment temperatures, to retain the pure fruit expressions. The various components are then blended together, producing a wine that expresses that great citrus and ripe stone-fruit flavours balanced with natural acidity and minerality that is the hallmark of classic Riesling.
In the glass you are greeted by a pale gold straw colour, with a green hue. On the nose lifted aromas of orange blossom, fresh lime zest and honeycomb. The palate is concentrated, with its sweet core of fruit, perfectly complement by the beautiful mineral notes and acidity developing a finish that is bright and persistent. Chill and serve at 8°C.

A vibrant Riesling true to its character.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and through until the end of 2014.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with sushi, sashimi, shellfish, and a freshly made calamari salad, enjoy.