Te Ware Ra

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Te Whare Ra (Marlborough) 2017 Noble Riesling 375ml

95 points - Sam Kim
"This is outrageously unctuous and delicious; the opulent bouquet shows dried apricot, Manuka honey, lemon curd and orange marmalade characters, followed by a lavishly sweet palate that is mouthfilling and viscous. Undeniably sweet and luxurious, this is superbly structured by bright acidity, finishing impressively long and decadent."

5 stars - Raymond Chan
"Deep, golden-yellow colour with slight orange hues, lighter edged. The nose is softly fresh and densely packed with concentrated and opulent aromas of very ripe tropical and citrus fruits harmoniously entwined with nectar and honey, marmalade, crystallised fruits and some savoury musky botrytis elements. Very sweet to taste and distinctly unctuous with decadent flavours of ripe tropical fruit and citrus fruit, along with honey, nectar, crystallised fruits, figs and caramel, with an underlay of musky botrytis. This exudes opulence, with a rounded, plush mouthfeel on a fine line of underlying acidity. The wine carries smoothly to a long succulent finish of tropical fruits and honey. This is an opulent and decadent Noble Riesling with tropical and citrussy fruit, honey and nectar, marmalade, caramel and musk on an unctuous palate."

All fruit for this wine was hand-picked, bunch selected and then hand-sorted. The fruit was loaded to the press, and then foot stomped by our grower – what a bloke! We then left the foot crushed grapes and juice overnight to give them some good skin contact time, and extract the maximum amount of flavour. Then the next day they were slowly and gently air-bag pressed. The wine was fermented 100% in stainless steel and was fermented very slowly, at cool temperatures to retain aromatics. The finished wine then spent time on lees, post ferment, for added texture and complexity. This wine has not been fined and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians and anyone else who loves authentic, hand-made wines

Lifted aromas of honeysuckle, apricots, orange rind and manuka honey follow on to luscious flavours of ripe apricots, nectarines, and cumquat marmalade. This wine displays characteristic unctuous, botrytis influenced flavours which are balanced by a fine backbone of ripe acidity. This wine is finely structured with great length and persistence of flavour. This 2017 Noble Riesling is enjoyable to drink now and will also benefit from careful cellaring for 6-8 years.

$56.99

12% OFF

ERP $64.99