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Villa Maria Reserve Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection 2016

DESSERT WINE - 375ml bottle

100% Riesling from the Fletcher Vineyard located on the central valley floor of the Wairau Valley of Marlborough.

Fruit was picked by hand through several vineyard passes which involved individually selecting bunches of botrytised fruit off the vine. Macerating of bunches pre-pressing and a long fermentation in tank allowed the free-run juice to retain its stone fruit and floral notes. Gentle fining and one careful filtration were promptly followed by bottling, locking in the characteristic flavours.

Winemaker's Comments

Attractive Riesling aromas of citrus zest and honeysuckle are accompanied by intense Noble Botrytis characters of apricot, mango and dried fruits. The palate is characteristically mouthfilling with a dominating orange blossom and sweet spice core balanced by a fine backbone of cleansing acidity. Exhibits superb concentration with great length and persistence of flavour.

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