Picnic Earnscleugh / Alexandra
The label shows the proprietor's grandparents picnicking with friends at Wanaka circa 1920. Happy days.
Once again our perennial favourite – the wine we enjoy everyday and a wonderful introduction to the pleasure of Central Otago Riesling. With all the fruit sourced from Two Paddock’s Redbank Vineyard at Alexandra, Central Otago, Picnic Riesling 2010 is made in a juicy style suggesting approachability and value for money, although The Proprietor advises enjoying in moderation…
Vintage Comments: Following on from the strong 2009,2010 wasa ‘rock-star’ vintage in Central Otago with a mild wet spring followed by good calm weather through flowering. Like the 2009 vintage, it was a pro-longed and even slightly cooler summer, which again meant intense flavour development and concentration in the grapes.
Winemaker’s Notes: Crushed rose petal, spicy ginger and lime aromatics. Followed by a focused, mineral driver palate with strength and an energetic finish. A lively and varietal wine that drinks well immediately but has the potential to age elegantly over the next 3-5 years.
Proprietor: Sam Neill
Viticulturist: Mike Wing
Winemaker: Dean Shaw
Bottled: Nov 2010
Total Production: 625 cases
pH: 3.04 -- TA: 9.6 g/l -- Alc: 12% -- R/S: Off dry, 8-10g/L
Cellaring: 2011 – 2015