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Picnic Riesling - 2010

About the wine


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…

Tasting Notes

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

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