Loveblock Marlborough Dry Riesling 2020 750ml


Loveblock Marlborough Dry Riesling 2020 750ml

Winestate Riesling Tasting December 2020: 4.5 Stars
Winestate Best of Varietal/Style: 4.5 Stars
Winestate Wine of the Year Awards Annual Edition 2021: 4.5 Stars
Cameron Douglas MS: 94 Points

Bob Campbell MW: 4 Stars

The grapes for this wine were sourced entirely from our family-owned vineyard in Lower Dashwood, where the elevated and windy location challenges the vines. The soil here is predominately composed of a layer of top soil over a tight clay that the vines can’t penetrate. Dependent on vigour, the vines were cane pruned to either one or two canes and trained to vertical shoot position. The warm spring of 2019 brought ideal early growing conditions and a tip-top flowering season. The bunches were reduced to one bunch per cane before flowering, producing yields of 5 tonnes per hectare when harvested in April 2020.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Palest straw with hints of green.
Aroma: Hints of lime and honey, underscored by an inherent flintiness and developing aged Riesling characteristics.

Palate: The back palate explodes with lemon and lime notes. The mid-palate is warm with a hint of spice and a touch of honey backed by stony minerality and linear acidity.

Food match: Sushi, sashimi or the delicate flavours of Japanese or Cambodian food.

Alc: 12% 

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