2017 Forrest Botrytised Riesling
Our Botrytised Riesling is drawn from three vineyards located within the Wairau Valley. Two are on geologically young, stoney, free-draining gravels close to the river; producing intense citrus aromas and pristine crisp acidity. The third is our Southern Valleys vineyard, composed of geologically older soils, crushed stones with a portion of clay which gives the fruit flavours of stone fruit and Asian spice, softer acidity and tremendous mouth texture.
Harvest occurs 4-8 weeks after normal physiological ripeness and the degree of botrytised berries varies per bunch, usually around 40-90%. All fruit is hand selected, slowly pressed, cool fermented, cold settled, blended, fined and filtered prior to bottling.
It’s got the backbone of a great Riesling, glorious gold glint, orange marmalade, apricot and toffee aromas, sweet opulent palate and a clean lingering finish – perfection!. Full unctuous mouthfeel, perfectly balanced with crisp, fresh acidity.
Brix at Harvest
Analysis at Bottling
pH 3.54 | T.A. 7.9 g/l | RS 225 g/l | Alcohol 9.5%
Awards and Accolades
Trophy Best Sweet Wine | Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2018
Trophy Best New Zealand Riesling |
Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2018
Trophy Best Sweet Wine | New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
Silver Medal | New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018
Silver Medal | Marlborough Wine Show 2018
4.5 Stars | Cuisine Magazine 2018
93 Points | Bob Campbell, MW