2021 The Falcon Riesling 2021
A racy, medium-dry Riesling from our Walsh vineyard, Marlborough. To taste, it’s like a car chase scene from a movie. You’re in the driver’s seat of an open-top car speeding around a corner. You smash into a fresh lemonade stand. As you see the stand owner pump his fist in your rearview mirror, you lick your lips and experience the delicious combo of ripe fresh citrus and juicy lemonade. Cut to new scene. Racing gloves hold a glass of fine Riesling, you take your first sip. The end. Until the next sip that is.
Fruit taken from Walsh vineyard in the Woodbourne area and Doctor’s Creek from the Burleigh area.
Long, cool controlled fermentation using a dedicated aromatic yeast to enhance bouquet and citrus characters. Fermentation was arrested early for a lower alcohol, off dry wine character.
Citrus notes of ripe lemon on the nose, white orange blossom and soft florals with highlights of juicy mandarin in the background.
The palate is fresh and inviting, rich and rounded with fragrant ripe limes and lemon zest.
Enjoy now (probably best to wait till you’re home) and over the next 3-5 years.
6 x 750ml bottles, screw cap closure.
- Serving Temp
- Serve ambient, or slightly chilled.ºC
- Total Acidity
- Residual Sugar