MAHANA RIESLING 2015

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Mike Bennie
  • Organic
SKU
MARI201510 UCAU
$33.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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The 2015 Mahana Riesling was harvested from the certified organic Burkes Bank vineyard. A powerful and rustic expression of Riesling. Aromas of stone fruits and citrus with ripe nectarine and peach skin. The nose follows onto the palate. Flavours of peach, nectarine and citrus. The mouth feel is juicy and fine with perfectly integrated acidity and a gentle twist of structure from the solids.
The 2015 Mahana Riesling was harvested from the certified organic Burkes Bank vineyard. A powerful and rustic expression of Riesling. Aromas of stone fruits and citrus with ripe nectarine and peach skin. The nose follows onto the palate. Flavours of peach, nectarine and citrus. The mouth feel is juicy and fine with perfectly integrated acidity and a gentle twist of structure from the solids.

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

Mike Bennie

Sits at around 20 grams residual sugar, with higher acidity to find some balance. “It’s still pretty alternative, I guess. No sulphur added till last minute, wild dirty juice, wild ferment, I find I am just more intrigued by a powerful side of riesling, where everyone has explored the fine, laser-like, lean expression, but not many explore the power, the aristocratic, noble side, the Panzer side”, says winemaker Michael Glover. Biodynamic farmed, organic certified grapes off the Mahana estate in Nelson, New Zealand. Rich but fresh-feeling perfume of honey-on-apple, mixed citrus peel, Pineapple Chunks, sweet spice, ginger. Slippery texture, generous in mouthfeel, cool in acidity. Playful, fun to drink, plenty of interest, good balance for a wine with a bolshy heft. Some weight and yet stacks of freshness. A bit wild, a bit out there, but has bases covered for all riesling enthusiasts in its own way too.