MIDDLE-EARTH Albarino 2016

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  • Light and bright in the glass, citrus, delicate white peach and floral aromas. A deliciously crisp concentrated palate of lemon and lime with a stony, salty mineral character.

    Highly recommend with freshly shucked oysters. This wine is perfect with seafood in general.

  • VARIETAL Albarino 2016
    VINEYARD Estate produced, Brightwater, Nelson
    HARVEST April 2016
    YIELD 7 tons per hectare
    BARREL AGING Nil, stainless steel
    ALCOHOL 12.0%
    PH 3.21
    T/A 9.0g/L

    On receival at the winery the fruit was gently processed to the press. The juice was then pressed off skins and sent to tank for settling. Once clarified the juice was racked off juice lees and inoculated with a specially selected yeast strain chosen for its ability to accentuate varietal character. The ensuing ferment was cool and clean and arrested when 5.0g/L of residual sugar remained to balance acidity.

  • - 90 Points
    It is elegantly fragrant on the nose showing apricot, lemon zest, floral and subtle spice characters. The palate is focused and finely textured, and offers delicate fruit intensity backed by bright acidity, leading to a lingering crisp finish. The wine offers linear mouthfeel and mouth-watering flavours, making it an ideal wine to partner fresh seafood dishes.

    Sam Kim - Wine Orbit