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Ata Rangi Craighall Riesling 2012

Ata Rangi Craighall Riesling 2012

Product Review (submitted on 12 October 2016):
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with a pale edge. The bouquet is very elegant in proportion with a tightly bound core and intense, penetrating aromas of lime fruit entwined with a complex amalgam of honey, toast and kero, along with steely minerals. This has developed savoury secondary nuances adding a delicate layer to the aromatics. Dy to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is fine in concentration and presentation, showing lime fruit layered by complexing notes of honey and toast, along with savoury minerals and nuances of kero. The palate is taut and sleek, with brisk, racy acidity providing energy, tension and linearity. The mouthfeel is fine-textured and the wine leads to a dry, very long and sustained, thirst-quenching finish of limes, toast and minerals. This is a tight, firm and intensely penetrating dry Riesling with complex lime and honey flavours with secondary toast and mineral notes, and excellent linearity. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 4-5+ years. Riesling fruit from the ‘Craighall’ vineyard, some vines over 30 y.o., hand-picked and WBP, and indigenous yeast fermented in tank to 12.5% alc. and 5 g/L RS, TA 7.1 g/L and pH 2.9. 70 cases made.