Allan Scott Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2013
Vineyard managers like nothing better than being asked to ‰ۡÌÝ?ÌÝ_..do nothing to those 5 rows, we want them to go a bit feral‰ۡÌÝ_‰ۡó?. Literally, the grapes are not sprayed, they are left to get fungal infections (botrytis) and left on the vine for as long as absolutely possible. ̴Ì_In May all staff on site are rounded up, and coerced ̴Ì_in to hand picking only the mouldiest, ugliest looking grapes. Perfect!
The great thing about a mouldy old rotten grape, is that is hides what can only be described as liquid gold. The unorthodox approach then continues in the winery, normally an aromatic grapes get a 2-3 hour press cycle. The grapes for this wine were loaded into the press, the press switched on ‰ۡÌÝ_‰ۡÌÝ_. 3 days later approximately 500L of liquid gold sat in the press tray. The juice was lightly filtered to get rid of the mould, it was then fermented for approximately 3 months before the yeast finally gave up and admitted defeat ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ we then filtered it again to make sure the wine was in perfect condition for bottling.
Classic botrytised Riesling with Marmalade, honey and line aromatics. ̴Ì_The palate is beautifully balanced with wonderful depth and lusciousness.
Match this wine with pate, blue cheese, pears, and pretty much any dessert you are in to.
Don‰ۡó»t forget ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ because it is Riesling ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ it is only going to get better with age!