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Riesling 2011 | Tongue in the Groove

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Producer Tongue in the Groove
Appellation Waipara Valley
Region North Canterbury
Country New Zealand
Vintage 2011
Varietal(s) Riesling

This is a riper expression of Riesling with some noble botrytis adding complexity, made into a drier style. Skin contact has increased flavour and extended the palate length which balances the low levels of RS. This Riesling exhibits pungent aromas of honey, orange blossom, lime zest, white pepper and the typical mandarin spray often found in Riesling from the Waipara Valley. The palate is rich and opulent with great extract and has a long, intense finish. The later harvesting of the grapes and skin contact have resulted in ripe phenolics which balance the fruit concentration and the refreshing limey acidity gives this wine a dry finish.

This wine is ideally served slightly warmer than normal; 13-15 degrees as it allows the richness of this wine to truly express itself, better aroma, flavour and balance.


The Waipara Valley is the spiritual home of Riesling in New Zealand. It’s not surprising then that it’s attracted some of the most eccentric, passionate, obsessed Riesling freaks on the planet. We fill our cellars and glasses with the avant-garde of the old world including Heymann Lӧwenstein, Clemens Busch, FX Pichler and Franz Hertzberger.

They’re not interested in necessarily fitting neatly inside your ‘Riesling box’, and they don’t understand the new world obsession with dryness at any cost. Instead they're on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land of balance, texture and the expression of the vineyard.


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