VALLI WAITAKI RIESLING 2018
VALLI - WAITAKI - RIESLING - 2018
5 stars – Raymond Chan
“The nose is refined with a taut and concentrated core of white florals and wet stone minerals along with subtle notes of citrus fruit and stonefruit. This has delicacy, intensity and penetration, and the aromatics are thirst-quenching. Medium-dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a delicate but vibrant array of fragrant fruits and florals, showing limes and tangerines and a range of citrus fruits, along with acacia florals, unveiling delicate, mouthwatering mineral notes. The palate has racy acidity and excellent linearity, the wine flowing along a fine-textured line leading to a delicate aromatic finish. This is a beautifully delicate medium-dryish Riesling with an array of citrus fruit and florals, with thirst-quenching minerals of a brisk palate with outstanding linearity.” – Raymond Chan
Tasting Note: Freshly squeezed lime juice and lemon zest with jasmine flowers on the nose awaken the palate to flavours of rich citrus, ripe apple and incredible limey acidity which gives the wine great length. This Riesling is exquisitely balanced and wonderful on its own, but it will also pair beautifully with summer salads, fresh fish, seafood and light-medium spiced Indian or Thai cuisine. A fresh and fragrant young wine, it will continue to develop for 10+ years showing more richness and secondary characteristics.
Region: Waitaki Valley, North Otago, New Zealand