BLADEN RIESLING

VINTAGE

2017

 

 

PRICE

$23.00

 

 

AWARDS

Silver Medal:   New Zealand International Wine Competition.  2017

 

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour:

Light-straw with a green hue and a bright clarity.

 

Nose:

Aromatic notes of lemon and granny smith apple, with hints of ginger and tea leaf

 

Palate:

A medium bodied wine, with lemon zest, lime and fine mineral notes.

 

Cellaring:

Although delicious in its youth, this wine can be cellared for up to 5-6 years.

 

Serve:

Slightly chilled

 

Suggested Foods:

Serve as an aperitif, or with lighter food options such as summer salads and seafood

 

 

GRAPEGROWERS

Chris and Dave Macdonald

 

 

LOCATION

Conders Bend Road Renwick, Marlborough

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol: 11.3% /vol.
Residual Sugar: 16.4 g/L
pH: 2.87
Titratable Acidity:  8.2 g/L

 

 

 

VITICULTURE

Climate:

The budburst timing was slightly later than normal and the vines experienced typical spring like conditions of variable temperatures, winds and rain.  Early varieties, such Pinot Noir, flowered in cooler conditions leading to smaller yields.  Other varieties had warm, dry conditions over flowering, resulting in healthy crop levels.  In mid-December, the weather became warm and dry.  January was notable for strong winds that parched the landscape. The later part of the season recorded lower sunshine hours, resulting in delayed sugar ripeness and a later start to harvest



Soils:

Silty loam over free draining gravels

 

Training:

Standard vertical trellis

 

Harvest Date:

11th April, 2017

 

 

WINEMAKER

Rowan Langdon

 

 

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked in the cool morning conditions. The fruit was gently pressed, with the heavy pressings kept separate from the free-run juice. After 24 hours of light settling, the juice was racked and warmed. A selected, aromatic yeast strain was used to ferment the clean juice at a low temperature. The ferment was stopped with some residual sugar, in order to balance out the crisp acidity in this wine. We bottled this Riesling on the 24th August, 2017. 

 

 

 

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