Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2010
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.
This wine will increase in complexity for the next five years and probably longer.
Strong rich cheese or something sweet.
Awards & Reviews
Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2012 - TROPHY - Best Riesling from New Zealand
New Zealand High Commission Perpetual Trophy - Class 6, Sweet wine.