Notes: Apple / Pear Lemon / Lime Jasmine Honey, Honeycomb/Beeswax
Dryness: Very Dry
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Fermentation: Natural, Vegan
Awards: >90 pts
Asian Food Pairing: Sushi, sashimi, Nasi Lemak
Western Food Pairing: Crispy pork belly with apple sauce, chicken piccata, roasted vegetables
Loveblock Dry Riesling 2020
Loveblock Dry Riesling has a pale straw colour and green hue. A burst of lemon and lime with a hint of honey, warm spice and flinty minerality. The aromas follow through to the dry and medium-bodied palate.
100% Riesling. The grapes come entirely from Loveblock's family-owned vineyard in Lower Dashwood, where the elevation and windy location challenges the vines. The soil composition has a layer of top soil over a tight clay that the vines can’t penetrate.
Crushing, destemming and immediate pressing of the grapes upon their arrival at the winery. The juice was then floated, warmed and inoculated with an aromatic yeast. A cool fermentation until the wine reaches a balance. Filtering and bottling in July 2020.
Ageing potential: Cellar up to 10 years.
How about a Marlborough Red? Check out Satellite Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 4 STARS
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