Amisfield Dry Riesling 2011 (12 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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Overview

Hand picked and whole bunch pressed the delicate Riesling juice is handled oxidatively and with care. The juice is allowed to sit on lees for at least 48 hours if not longer to help capture aromatics. The juice is then racked, warmed and either inoculated with selected Alsacian yeasts or using a natural 20L wild culture we have started earlier. The ferments are extremely slow and can take up to five months to finish.

This wine is about delicate expression of our site. Pure and refined aromatics while ensuring balance of residual sugar with the crisp acidity.

Region:
NZ - Central Otago
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Dry but not excessively asture Riesling with a seductive hint of sweetness balanced by fine, fruity acidity that drives a lengthy finish. Strong chalk and mineral flavours with a suggestion of wild flowers and citrus/lime character.

Rating 93 - Gourmet Traveller Wine, June/July 2013

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is a vibrant pale straw/green colour.

Aroma

The aromatics are of orange blossom, citrus fruit, lime sherbet and green apple. This wine is a quintessential expression of our Pisa Terroir. The flinty minerality is always present and the wild ferments give us aromas of spring blossom.

Palate

The palate is fresh, fluid and the residual sugar is balanced with the vibrant acidity and minerality.

Cellaring

This Central Otago Riesling will develop more mineral and stony characters as it a it ages. The wine is very approachable now but will continue to reward with cellaring.

Food Matching

With its mineral, floral and citrus profile this wine is a great match for Asian cuisine, especially Thai.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.95%

Winery Profile

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Amisfield Wine Company was established in 1988 and is a Central Otago based specialist producer of Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines created from fruit grown on their Estate vineyard beneath the Pisa Mountain range in the Cromwell Basin.

This privately owned company's 200ha property, once a prominent high country merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region. Over 80ha is currently planted with the majority of the vines being over ten years old.

Amisfield wines reflect the company's grape growing and winemaking philosophy underlining faithful expression of site, minimal winemaking intervention and ultimate fruit purity. Stringent yield management practices deliver concentrated fruit flavour, consistency and complexity derived from the range of soils found on the vineyard.A state-of-the-art purpose built winery is the focal point of the vineyard and produces 20,000 -30,000 cases of wine annually. Pinot Noir accounts for over 60% of the production with the balance made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

Wines are showcased at Amisfield's Lake Hayes Bistro and Wine Tasting Room where more than 50,000 New Zealand and international guests sample the range of vintages every year.

Amisfield is an accredited and committed member of the New Zealand Winegrowers' Sustainable Winegrowing Programme centring on a quality management system and environmental sustainability.

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