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Wild Earth Riesling Central Otago 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes for this wine came from the vineyard located on Felton Road in Bannockburn. These vines are sited on a broad terrace close to the Kawarau River, with full exposure to northern sun. The block of Riesling vines is a little less than two hectares - with 4,977 vines planted in total. The 2008 growing season was a stunner, with early budburst and mild Spring conditions over October and November. This wine is clean and lush on the palate, with the sweet honeyed - fruit characters being perfectly balanced by the nicely focused acids that typify the region. Created in a medium-dry style, this wine makes an extremely versatile food match. It’s perfect as an aperitif paired with duck or chicken pate, suited to a wide array of Thai/Asian cuisine, and perfect for those sun-filled summer days, enjoy!

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Wild Earth:
Established in 1998, Wild Earth Wines owns 35 hectares of vineyards in two of Central Otago's finest locations - at the very end of Felton Road overlooking the Kawarau River and the north Lowburn district beneath the imposing Pisa Range. Our sole objective is to create the finest pinot noir, riesling and pinot gris wines possible from our two vineyard sites. In 2008, the Wild Earth Pinot Noi... Read more
Established in 1998, Wild Earth Wines owns 35 hectares of vineyards in two of Central Otago's finest locations - at the very end of Felton Road overlooking the Kawarau River and the north Lowburn district beneath the imposing Pisa Range. Our sole objective is to create the finest pinot noir, riesling and pinot gris wines possible from our two vineyard sites. In 2008, the Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2006 was awarded five trophies in the world's two largest wine competitions. International Wine Challenge: - Top International Pinot Noir - Top New Zealand Red - Top New Zealand Pinot Noir - Top Central Otago Pinot Noir Decanter World Wine Awards - Top New Zealand Pinot Noir Read less

The grapes for this wine came from the vineyard located on Felton Road in Bannockburn. These vines are sited on a broad terrace close to the Kawarau River, with full exposure to northern sun. The block of Riesling vines is a little less than two hectares - with 4,977 vines planted in total. The 2008 growing season was a stunner, with early budburst and mild Spring conditions over October and November. This wine is clean and lush on the palate, with the sweet honeyed - fruit characters being perfectly balanced by the nicely focused acids that typify the region. Created in a medium-dry style, this wine makes an extremely versatile food match. It’s perfect as an aperitif paired with duck or chicken pate, suited to a wide array of Thai/Asian cuisine, and perfect for those sun-filled summer days, enjoy!

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