Carrick Dry Riesling

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Carrick Dry Riesling

Arthur's Vineyard, Bannockburn, Central Otago

We make a total of four different Rieslings at Carrick. We find that it is an incredibly versatile grape variety that excels at different levels of sweetness and is particularly interesting when left on its skins for several months.. Riesling does particularly well in Central Otago and the dry version we make at Carrick is perhaps the most transparent of the site on which we grow this grape. It is also the most refreshing and food friendly.

A palate cleansing wine that screams out for oysters or diamond clams.

2019
Vintage

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: 8.3g/L TA
Residual Sugar: 0.60g/L
Alcohol: 12.0% abv
TSO2 at bottling: 85mg/L
Bottled: December 2019
Cases: 440 x 6 bottle cases

The 2019 Carrick Dry Riesling was hand-picked from Arthur’s Vineyard in late April 2019. From there it was pressed and resulting juice went to barrel, where if fermented using wild yeast and aged for 7 months in old oak barriques.

It is a lean, mineral and focused style, with great length and liveliness. Strongly citrus, it’s the perfect match to shellfish, rich pasta dishes or hard cheeses. Serve well-chilled.

Fresh, lively and mineral.

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