Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2010

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 10%  pH: 3.15  RS: 135g/L  
TA: 8.4g/L  Brix: 31.7

This wine is made from Riesling grapes grown in the Waihopai Valley, that slowly developed botrytis during April and early May 2010. The result was a small, but intensely flavoured crop that was harvested at high sugar levels. The nose possesses apricot and stone fruit aromas, whilst the the palate is a luscious mix of dried apricot, fig, candied orange and honey flavours. the residual sugar of 135g/L is balanced by a crisp acidity and concentrated flavours giving the wine a long clean finish.

Cellaring

This wine will increase in complexity for the next five years and probably longer.

Food Match

Strong rich cheese or something sweet.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Awards & Reviews

Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2012 - TROPHY - Best Riesling from New Zealand

New Zealand High Commission Perpetual Trophy - Class 6, Sweet wine.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Late Harvest Riesling 2005