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One of the NZ’s best examples of this exciting variety
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Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Intriguing, hints of brine and a lick of cucumber. Harvest 2017 was testing but the steely resolve of Albariño proved its worth.
The nose shows a complex blend of soft flint with cucumber and hints of the sea. A little more generous than the 2016 and the palate balances the grape’s naturally high acidity. The wine flows effortlessly and offers a juicy surge, encouraging a second mouthful.
Albariño – a grape native to Northern Spain – Rias Baxias on the Atlantic Coast – home to some of the world’s best seafood – goose barnacles, prawns, clams and crab. Nelson is Australasia’s largest fishing port and we decided to plant a trial block several years ago. Once it was considered a wine to be drunk young but the modern take on Albariño allows you to cellar it comfortably.
We find it to be an approachable and refreshing wine with an intriguing character. To say this would be a match for Kai Moana is an understatement – drink with freshly shucked oysters or a slice of pan seared tuna."
90/100 Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (2017 Vintage)
"Only the third vintage to be produced off a half-hectare portion of Rosie's Block, the 2017 Moutere Albariño is another example of how well this Iberian transplant seems to be taking to New Zealand soils. It's more floral than the Riesling and comes across as slightly richer and creamier, all while offering bold flavours of apple and citrus. Made all in tank, this medium-bodied wine is plump on the palate but fully dry."
90/100 Cameron Douglas MS, March 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Ripe, fruity and varietal with aromas of white peach and lemon, a distinctive core of mineral and fine white spice. On the palate – refreshing, dry, youthful and pure with flavours of citrus then white stone fruit, a fine white floral layer and minerality surge on the finish. A lovely example – drink now and through 2019."
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