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Riesling - Duffers Creek 2008

The tasting notes

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Central Otago's Domain Road Vineyard, near Bannockburn, is sited in a sheltered valley which provides a unique micro-climate, ideal for producing premium wines.

Our Riesling vines are planted in the lower region of the vineyard where 19th century gold miners left an area of exposed mineral rich ‘pipe clay’, the remnants of a 2-million year old lake bed.

The Wine

A superb growing season over the summer, followed by a long gradual cooling in the autumn resulted in this delightful Riesling, harvested in April 2008. This was the first harvest from these three-year old vines, and is an off-dry style fermented cool in stainless steel. The wine displays citrus fruits, lemons, limes, mandarins and grapefruit on the nose and palate, with some quite nice honey notes which are underpinned by mineral complexity. The ferment was stopped to retain the wine’s own natural sugar to balance the acidity.

Enjoy with seafood or as an aperitif.

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Variety 100% Riesling - Duffers Creek
Appellation Central Otago
Sub Region Bannockburn
Ph 2.9
TA 9.5g/l
Alcohol 12.5% by volume
Residual Sugar 15.3g/l