Pale gold in color, this Riesling opens with floral aromas of honeysuckle and candied orange, layered with pear, spicy honey, and rich melon. The palate shows a nice smooth entry; full and round, but not heavy, with good crisp acidity. Flavors of lemon zest and tart mandarins lead the way and are followed by light stone fruits, honey, and poached pear - all rounded off with a warm, subtle, spicy finish.
This pretty, well-crafted effort presents classic Botrytised aromas and flavors of apricot and honey.Balanced expressions of acidity and minerality come together on the crisp and mouthwatering finish.
2011 was a long growing season, resulting in beautifully balanced fruit that displayed concentrated flavors with properphenolic balance. By the time the grapes were harvested, noble rot was prevalent throughout the vineyard. The must wasfermented in stainless steel using three different yeast strains and the wine was racked on its fine lees before aging in neutralbarrels and stainless steel.