While the classic Felton Road florals are here, it is the sweet core of berries that marks the nose with a touch of sandalwood. The palate has serious textural weight, but as always with Calvert, it's carried tautly with the fruit held firmly in its core. Sweet berries and redcurrants rather than cherries or plums. The tannins have a slightly inky rather than chocolate imprint which are framed in dark roses through the finish.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Spring flowers and citrus blossom on the nose with hints of mandarin.
The palate is an explosion of tangerine and mandarin with notes of apricot, ginger and elderflower. A pristine Riesling balance of sugar and acidity drives the palate, and it finishes surprisingly dry despite the upfront sweetness. A stormer.
Riesling grapes from Calvert & Elms vineyards were carefully whole bunch pressed, fermented with indigenous yeasts and the fermentation stopped by chilling when the optimal balance was achieved between the acidity, alcohol and residual sugar (60g/L). Careful winemaking with minimal processing highlights the crisp natural acidity and the Riesling characters are delicately poised in the low alcohol of 9.5%.