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Riesling

100% Johannisberg Riesling harvested on the slopes of the Judean Hills.


Producer

Vitkin winery-the vinyard and the houseVitkin

Source
Israel
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2009
Composition
Riesling 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13 %
Stock
38
Last tasted
October 17 2016
Keep until
2020
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Israel
Colour
White
Variety
Riesling
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this wine

This wine is well focused and aromatic, with a fragrance of fresh lime-green citrus fruit and white flowers. Full-flavoured with a crisp acidity, it goes especially well with seafood with rich sauces or roasted chicken (or duck) Chinese style.

The wine was aged on its fine lees for about 3 months which has resulted in enhanced complexity and flavour. 

Serve well chilled at a temperature of 8-12°C. Under proper storage conditions it will continue to develop complexity and mineral aromas.

 

Ben says (October 2016): It is marvellous how some wines mature into a different, yet totally gorgeous, creation. This Riesling has moved from the crispness described above in to the perfect tagine wine! On the nose and in the mouth there are a wealth of apricots, something I can not remember having experienced so much in any Riesling before. It is the representation of the perfumed East as described in many tales of old. Don't anticipate anything typical at all but revel in the way that maturity can alter a grape a completely new direction.

Utterly unexpected and fabulous!



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