Target Riesling is a style crafted to balance residual sugar in perfect harmony with the wine’s natural acidity. The fruit benefited from the vagaries in climate of 2013, arriving in perfect condition at the winery. The fruit was hand harvested on the 18th of April for Long Gully and the 4th May for Target Gully, and carefully processed through the winery. The juice was cold settled for 14 days prior to racking for fermentation to help enhance palate weight further. The wine was fermented cool in stainless steel to retain maximum varietal expression. The fermentation was stopped at 40gL-1 by chilling, to balance the natural acidity with residual sugar.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
Pronounced notes of lime cordial, pink grapefruit and white peaches with suggestions of acacia honey and jasmine unfold in the 2013 Target Riesling. Light-bodied and medium-sweet in style, it fills the mouth with citrus and stone fruit flavors with a well-balanced interplay of freshness and sweetness, finishing with great length. Drink it now to 2018+. Rating 90 - Drink by 2018 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com #209 Oct 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
Fragrant floral notes compete with stone-fruit and a hint of citrus in the aroma of this Riesling.
Clean focused citrus characters introduce this wine to the palate with a lovely stone-fruit note adding complexity. A moderate amount of residual sugar (40gL-1) has been retained to balance the clean acidity. This residual sugar has also fleshed out the mid-palate of the wine. This wine will richly reward those who can cellar it.
Mt Difficulty Target Riesling will improve for 6 - 9 years given optimal cellaring conditions.
Medals & Trophies
Blue Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition 2013