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Rockburn Vineyard Parkburn Riesling 2008

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Fruit from our Parkburn (Cromwell Basin) Vineyard is used to make this classically styled off-dry Riesling. Lemons and mandarins dominate the intensely fruity nose of this wine in its youth, and the palate is filled with lively notes of lemon zest and dried pineapple. The delicate sweetness and tightly woven acidity are brought to completion by a long and elegant finish. Best enjoyed with long lunches in the sunshine and delicate seafood dishes, this wine will continue to evolve over the next decade.

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Winery: Rockburn Wines
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Rockburn Wines:
Rockburn produces premium wines of intense varietal characteristics in Central Otago, the world’s most southerly grape-growing region. Central Otago, at 45º south, has a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world. Central Otago has a semi-continental climate and experiences greater daily and seasonal extremes of temperature unknown elsewhere in New ... Read more
Rockburn produces premium wines of intense varietal characteristics in Central Otago, the world’s most southerly grape-growing region. Central Otago, at 45º south, has a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world. Central Otago has a semi-continental climate and experiences greater daily and seasonal extremes of temperature unknown elsewhere in New Zealand. The area’s unique soil types have a marked influence on vibe growth, the flavours of the grapes and the resulting wine. Handpicked grapes from the Parkburn and Gibbston Valley Back Road Vineyards reflect Rockburn’s unique terroir. The resulting wines fully expressing the complex subtleties available only in New Zealand's one true continental climate. Read less

Fruit from our Parkburn (Cromwell Basin) Vineyard is used to make this classically styled off-dry Riesling. Lemons and mandarins dominate the intensely fruity nose of this wine in its youth, and the palate is filled with lively notes of lemon zest and dried pineapple. The delicate sweetness and tightly woven acidity are brought to completion by a long and elegant finish. Best enjoyed with long lunches in the sunshine and delicate seafood dishes, this wine will continue to evolve over the next decade.

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Wine Specs:

Sugar: 15 g/L grams per liter

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