Carrick Bannockburn Riesling

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Carrick Bannockburn Riesling

Arthur's Vineyard, Bannockburn, Central Otago

We make a total of four different Rieslings at Carrick. The Bannockburn Riesling is our most “classic” in style, sitting somewhere in the middle of Josephine’s pristine fruit aromatics and lush mouthfeel, and the Dry’s lean acidity. Our Riesling parcel is planted entirely on its own roots and benefits from this direct connection with the earth. Each vine is carefully tended by hand during the season, then hand-picked to drop any fruit that is not up to par. Once at the winery the fruit is whole-bunch pressed to retain the clarity of fruit aromas. Made entirely in tank, using wild yeast, the ferment is halted when the right balance of sugar to acid is found.

Medium-dry riesling with lime, apricot, white flowers and subtle mandarin flavours. A hint of sweetness is nicely balanced by fruity acidity to give an appealing tension. Very approachable but no rush. 30 JUN 2020 Drink - 2020–2027

Bob Campbell, © The Real Review 


Origin: Arthur’s Vineyard, Carrick, Bannockburn, Central Otago
Hand-picked in: April 2019
Additions: Sulphur Dioxide (PMS), Yeast Hulls
Filtration and/or Fining: Bentonite Clay (Protein Fining), Sterile Filtration
Acidity: 8.1g/L TA
Residual Sugar: 14.6g/L
Alcohol: 11.5% abv
TSO2 at bottling: 71mg/L
Bottled: November 2019
Cases: 545 x 6 bottle cases

The 2019 Carrick Bannockburn Riesling is a classic, off-dry Riesling, with notes of orange blossom and lime. Long and intense, enjoy it now or age for 10+ years – that is the beauty of Riesling.

Serve well-chilled, delicious by itself, or fantastic with spicy food, salads, soft cheeses.

Balanced, fresh, enticing.

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