Roaring Meg Riesling 2023
Roaring Meg Riesling 2023 has zesty citrus on the nose - mandarin, navel orange and lime with a hint of floral honey redolent of the warmer season. The palate is juicy and inviting. The balance between acidity and sugar is key to this wine, with a lovely vibrancy on the palate, highlighting the citrus flavours before finishing with a mineral, stony note at the end. Off-dry in style.
Roaring Meg Riesling has the cellaring potential of 8 years.
The 2022 season swung the pendulum again for Central Otago. This season was characterised by a very warm summer, punctuated by vital rain events, culminating in a bumper crop that was harvested 1-2 weeks ahead of long term average. The benign, warm flowering conditions in December resulted in excellent fruit set and healthy canopies that galloped through a dry January. They were replenished by rain in February before harvest began in mid-March and was wrapped up by mid-April.
The grapes were harvested in the middle of the season in excellent condition, with lovely balance flavour and acidity. The juice was settled overnight and then racked clean for fermentation. The wine was fermented with cultured yeast to encourage texture and mouthfeel without compromising flavour richness. We stopped the fermentation when we felt the wine had reached an ideal sugar and acidity balance. The wine was then lightly fined and filtered before bottling.
Alc. 12% T/A 7.8gL-1 pH 2.96 Residual Sugar 14gL-1
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