Champion Sweet Wine at the Marlborough Wine Show 2020, our Botrytis Selection Riesling is the transition of dried botrytis fruit into a beautiful densely concentrated dessert wine. This Noble Riesling offers flavours layered with spice, florals, orange marmalade and a zippy acid backbone.
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This Noble Riesling offers candied citrus peel, toffee, apricot, honeysuckle and ginger spice on the nose. Fresh acidity and the Riesling grape phenolics create a lively and fresh palate. Flavours are layered with spice, florals, orange marmalade and a zippy acid backbone.
Download full tasting notes: 2018
Vineyards and Winemaking
Located on the central valley floor of the Wairau Valley, the Fletcher Vineyard is characterised by free-draining alluvial soils. Pruned to balance the site naturally, Riesling grapes are first encouraged to ripen, then noble botrytis is encouraged through autumnal dews and crisp cool weather. With careful late season management, the fruit is harvested after the botrytis has drawn much of the berries' moisture, concentrating sugars, acids and flavour.