Konrad (Marlborough) 2019 Dry Riesling
Konrad Hengstler began planting vines in Marlborough in 1996, it didn’t take him long to shake hands with the Giesen brothers. Their shared commitment to quality shaped their partnerships across decades, ultimately leading Konrad to pass the baton on his retirement. The Giesen brothers continue Konrad Wines’ legacy, distributing quality wines around the world.
Aromatically the wine shows very precise citrus blossom, lime leaf & lemon peel with a undercurrent of wet stone minerality. In the mouth that precision continues with more of those citrus notes and a lovely line of spicy acidity that balances the pure flavours of ripe Riesling. The long dry finish tapers nicely to mouth-wateringly satisfying conclusion.
This 2017 Riesling drinks well while young but will happily develop some of those lovely toasty characters in bottle after 5 - 10 years