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Peregrine 2009 Charcoal Creek Riesling

Peregrine 2009 Charcoal Creek Riesling

  • Lowburn Valley
  • 2009
  • June 3rd 2009
  • 94g/1
  • 8.5%
  • 3.05
  • 7.5
  • 94g/1
  • 1-3 years
  • Citrus dessert and creme brulee

TASTING NOTE:The 2009 Peregrine Charcoal Creek Riesling made in a late harvest style comes from John and Barbara Hosie’s Charcoal Creek vineyard in the Lowburn Valley just north of Cromwell.

This Riesling was left on the vines well past the traditional end of harvest. Whilst not producing huge amounts of sugar some wonderful flavours developed through the combination of hang time and the influence of 20% botrytis infection at the time of harvest.

Harvest was conducted manually and crushed into our press for skin contact of approximately fourteen hours. The fruit was pressed to tank for cold settling prior to cool fermentation. The resulting wine is not an over the top cloying sticky monster but a melting pot of honey, apricot, pink grapefruit marmalade beautifully presented by its elegant structure.

Charcoal Creek Riesling is a delicate sweet wine that has a perfect combination of flavour complexity, fruit sweetness and superbly balanced acidity


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