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Riesling

Origin: Riesling is a grape of German origin from the Rhine Valley.  It grows readily in New Zealand and is becoming increasingly popular. It is often made in an ‘off dry’ style where the primary fruit characteristics are retained. When Riesling is enjoyed young it provides fresh, lively wines which are great as an aperitif, then as time goes on the wine has a wonderful ability open up and develop, offering a wider spectrum of delightful and interesting flavours.


Vicarage Lane Canterbury Riesling 2017vlrs17_lo_res

Harvest: The grapes for this Riesling were grown on the limestone based hillsides at Waipara, in the north of the Canterbury province, in New Zealand’s South Island. The crop was machine harvested on 05 May, then transported to Blenheim in the cool of night for winemaking by renowned New Zealand winemaker Alan McCorkindale. After gentle pressing the resulting juice underwent fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

Released: July 2017

Bottled: From July 2017

Wine Analysis:
Total Alcohol 11.6 %v/v
Titratable Acid 7.3 g/L
Total Sugar 5.8 g/L

Tasting Notes: Fresh aromas of limes, Seville oranges and yellow flowers, typical of fruit from Canterbury’s Waipara vineyards. The wine is medium-dry, elegant with well balanced acidity, minerality and a fresh lively palate.

Food Matches: An excellent accompaniment to chicken, seafood, or pork dishes, or as an appealing aperitif. Try also with spicy Asian food.


Vicarage Lane Canterbury Riesling 2016_DSC4433 lo res

Bottled: From March 2017

Released: March 2017

Wine Analysis:
Total Alcohol 12.8 %v/v
Titratable Acid 6.4 g/L
Total Sugar 8.6 g/L

Tasting Notes: Intense aromas of citrus and apricots. The wine is medium-dry, with well balanced acidity, minerality and a fresh palate.


Vicarage Lane Canterbury Riesling 2012

Awards:
Gold medal at the Wines of the Year Competition 2017 in Finland

Released: May 2013

Bottled: From May 2013

Wine Analysis:
Total Alcohol     10.9 %v/v
Titratable Acid   9.2 g/L
Total Sugar       15 g/L

Tasting Notes: Fresh aromas of limes, lemons and summer flowers, typical of fruit from Canterbury’s Waipara vineyards.  The wine is medium-dry, elegant with well balanced acidity, minerality and a fresh, lively palate.


Vicarage Lane Canterbury Riesling 2011

Released: April 2012

Bottled: From April 2012

Wine Analysis:

Total Alcohol     12.6%v/v
Titratable Acid   7.1 g/L
Total Sugar       11 g/L

Tasting Notes: Fresh aromas of nectarines, mandarins, lemon zest and summer flowers.