2009 Huia Botrytised Riesling
The 2009 Botrytised Riesling is a single vineyard estate
grown wine from our Winsome block in Riverlands. This
vineyard is made up of a combination of sandy and clay
soils. The daytime temperatures can be very warm, but the
nights are cold.
Botrytis became evident in some bunches during the few
weeks prior to harvest. We hand picked the clean bunches
for the Huia dry Riesling on the 1st of April. The balance
was left on the vine to become fully botrytised and de-
hydrate. The grapes for this wine were harvested with plenty
of very dry botrytis on the 7th May.
The hand harvested grapes were crushed by feet in the press
and then left overnight in the press to re-hydrate. Pressing
was carried out the next day using a gentle pressing
champagne cycle. The wine fermented in a stainless steel
tank for a long cool ferment.
The nose is aromatic, full of uplifting apricot, citrus and
floral notes. On the palate the wine delivers a lovely depth
of flavour showing classic dried apricot and fig characters.
This is a rich luscious dessert wine with good length.
Huia Botrytised Riesling is delicious with: fresh fruit flans,
home made ice cream, crème caramel, brandy snaps, and
dried fruits and soft ripe cheeses.
- Harvest Date: 7th May
- Residual Sugar: 83g/l
- TA: 8.6g/l
- pH: 3.49
- Alcohol: 12%