WINES 
 

DISTANT LAND MARLBOROUGH RIESLING 2010

  

SEASON
Marlborough experienced a cool start to the growing season which allowed lighter crops to develop. A dry hot February allowed concentrated flavour development in the berries. A long summer extended the ripening period without disease pressure resulting in top-quality fruit with enhanced flavour profiles.

VINEYARD
Select parcels of fruit were sourced from a single vineyard site in Renwick, Marlborough. The terroir in Marlborough is ideal for growing Gewürztraminer, the vineyard in the Omaka sub-region of Wairau playing an important part with its river silt soils allowing free-draining of water while layers of limestone ensure minerality.

WINEMAKING
The juice was fermented using a number of selected yeast strains and at a range of temperatures, to enable us to capture a spectrum of flavour and aroma profiles. The ferments were stopped to retain natural sweetness, and then matured on its yeast lees before blending the different tanks together to achieve a wine of balanced palette weight, character and interest.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
Lifted lime blossom, green tea and mandarin zest on the nose lead to a succulent palate of ripe citrus and lime with a refreshing crisp acidity.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Serve slightly chilled, superb with any light lunch dish or a seafood influence.


TECHNICAL DETAILS
Winemaker Andy Nicole
Grape Variety 100% Riesling
Region Renwick, Marlborough
Harvest Date 19th April
Bottling Date September 2010
Alcohol 12.0%
Acidity XX g/l
Residual sugar 11.8 g/l
Oak Nil