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THE BONELINE HELLBLOCK RIESLING 2021

Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
94 Points
Organic
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 10.9%
  • Grape: 100% Riesling
  • Natural: Organic

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Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Light straw with a pale gold green hue and silver flecks. Delicate notes of orange blossom, honeydew melon, lime zest and fresh tangelo. On the palate we find tangerine and chunchy red apple moving to intense lime with subtle tropical notes. The natural spritz lifts the mid palate while the electric acidity gives the wine length, together balancing the wine’s beautiful fruit sweetness. A gentle citrus pith cleanses the palate for a long lingering finish.

Our organically grown grapes are hand harvested, then whole bunch pressed gently over several hours. The must settled overnight before being racking off gross solids, taking only fluffy lees. Fermentation is allowed to proceed slowly at low temperature and stopped when the sugar, acid, alcohol and phenolics are in balance. We hold the wine at a cool temperature for the remainder of it’s tme in the cellar to retain it’s natural Co2 spritz from primary ferment. The wine is racked and spends 6 months on fine lees before bottling"


Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, March 2022 (2021 Vintage)
"Aromas of mandarin and sweet lemon, ripe red apple, blossoms and a core cold wet stone mineral quality. There’s a flinty note as well. Off-dry on the palate with a medium sweetness as the wine touches the palate. Contrasting acidity brings an immediate balance with the fruits flavours of citrus and tree fruits dominating. Flavours of white flowers and pear tart-tatin add depth and complexity. A delicious wine – perfect as an aperitif or a great match with slightly spicy starter courses. Best drinking from 2022 through 2032+."


Reviews for previous vintages below…


4 Stars Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"The Boneline Hellblock Riesling 2019 is a restrained yet gently luscious riesling which displays an initial kiss of sweetness that is balanced by crisp acidity which gives a drying, mouth-watering finish. It has lovely purity with lime, saline, oyster-shell and wildflower flavours."


5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"Beautifully fruited and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows lemon/lime peel, Gala apple, nectarine and subtle spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is focused and refined. The wine offers terrific fruit purity backed by vibrant acidity, finishing long and very appealing. Style: Off-dry. At its best: now to 2026."


4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"Already highly appealing, the 2018 vintage is a medium style (21 grams/litre residual sugar). Bright, light lemon/green, it is medium-bodied, with good intensity of citrusy, limey flavours, showing excellent freshness and vigour, and a finely balanced, lingering finish. Best drinking 2021+."

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