2017 NEKTAR Riesling
A very elegant expression of our Nektar. A beautiful, fine line of pure citrus elements alongside the typical dried apricot and kumquat marmalade that speak of the natural botrytis present in this wine. Delicate lime flowers, together with lemon curd and subtle, pithy qualities create a divine juxtaposition between sweet and savoury notes, which elicit complexity and sophistication. The varying, unctuous qualities are underpinned by a taut line of acidity which drives the palate, creating freshness and definition, counteracting any potential for cloying on what is a fabulous, long finish. Superb now, this wine will continue to age for a number of years to come.
The fruit was painstakingly hand picked through twice with Heavily & Moderately Botrytised fruit separated. The level of natural botrytis this year created great definition and concentration. 100% Wholebunch pressed - very slowly - to tank and racked after a short settle. Fermented in stainless steel until the desired level of balance was reached. Fermentation was stopped by chilling and racking off lees.
Residual Sugar: 70gms