Mount Edward Central Otago Riesling 2014

Central Otago
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£15.95 per bottle
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With surprising weight and texture, this clean, linear Riesling is a delightful shock to the palate with real purity and eternal finish.

Taste & Aroma

Score:93

With surprising weight and texture, this clean, linear Riesling is a delightful shock to the palate with real purity and eternal finish.

Stuart McCloskey

Producer

Declared as one of his top six wineries in all of New Zealand, leading Master of Wine and wine journalist, Tim Atkin isn’t the first to recognise the outstanding quality of winemaking at this Central Otago estate. Ernst Loosen, renowned riesling producer from the Mosel in Germany has long proclaimed that the Winery’s rieslings are on a par with his competitor’s, JJ Prum. Now if that isn’t praise...Producing mainly varietal wines from pinot noir, gruner veltliner and riesling, Mount Edward Winery is an organic operation focusing on highly expressive single vineyard wines from the Gibbston area of the South Island. Duncan Forsyth has been making wine here since 2004 bringing a very individual and modern approach that champion the use of natural yeasts and minimal treatments both in the vineyard and cellar. Clarity and purity are words that are hard not to use when summing up Forsyth’s vinous achievements. The Central Otago Riesling, a product of grapes from the L’Atitude and Serendipity vineyards in the estate is redolent of the style produced in Australia’s Clare Valley with racy acidity, pronounced lemon and lime fruit and a feather-light weight that makes it seamless on the palate. Absolutely bone dry and zesty in its impact, this contradicts the average consumer’s perception of the variety and really shows it versatile nature. The perfect aperitif. A different style altogether and with less than 10,000 bottles produced every year, The Morrison Vineyard Riesling epitomises the concept of terroir with the use of fruit from this single vineyard site. A touch of residual sweetness giving it off-dry status balances honey, ripe apples and candied lime appeal. Ageing well for up to a decade and developing characteristic toast, petrol and a pronounced mouthfeel the complex nature of the Morrison Vineyard Riesling at this stage widens its food matching capacity to much richer food.

Mount Edward

Region

Central Otago is a beautiful and powerful place situated on the South Island of New Zealand with land dominated by rivers and mountains and shaped by glaciers. Part of the Otago region, the climate here goes from one extreme to the other and is the coldest yet driest part of the country which allows for a deep concentration of fruit flavours in the grapes. In this region vines are planted in desert conditions, however the plethora of rivers running through make it ideal for vineyard irrigation. Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir all grow incredibly well in this area.

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