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Champion Commercial White Wine – NZIWS 2018

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.0%
  • Grape: 100% Riesling
  • Special Feature: Vegan Friendly

$22.99 $16.99 elsewhere $22.99

Regions : Marlborough

Champion Commercial White Wine – NZIWS 2018

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Trophy for Champion Commercial White Wine – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

With a unanimous decision from the judges, Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2016 was voted Champion Commercial White Wine at the NZIWS 2018. All gold medal winning wines that retail under $25 are eligible for this award and then voted on by the entire judging panel. They all loved this Riesling as do we at Vino Fino. A well deserved accolade.

Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"This is a single vineyard Riesling from our wonderful Waihopi Valley vineyard, where unique soils and micro-climate have combined to produce a zesty, concentrated Riesling with fine acidity and distinct minerality.

This Riesling displays delicate floral notes with strong red apple, lemon and lime characters. The palate is crisp, dry and elegant with focused acidity and a lovely finish."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"Retasted in April 2018, the good value 2016 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, grown in the Waihopai Valley. Light lemon/green, it is attractively scented, with ripe, citrusy, limey flavours, showing excellent intensity, a hint of passionfruit, and a finely balanced, off-dry (7.2 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Starting to develop a touch of bottle-aged complexity, it's a drink-now or cellaring proposition."

93/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Complex, appealing perfume marrying light honey, lime pickle, frangipani, honeysuckle scents. Sweet fruit flavours to taste but given freshness from tart, tangy lime juice acidity. A light belt of orangey zest does the trick too. Has a very nice feel, appealing, easy to get into, and good balance."

NZIWS 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Attractive citrus blossom and honeysuckle bouquet with the slightest suggestion of kero and a bright racy, fresh, dry, flinty taste with red apple, mandarin zest and a shimmer of juicy fruit sweetness."

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