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Huia - Botrytis Riesling

Huia  - Botrytis Riesling


Huia - Botrytis Riesling (375 mL)

The 2009 Huia Botrytised Riesling is a Single Vineyard Estate grown wine from our Winsome Block in the Southern Valleys. The vineyard is made up of a combination of sandy and clay soils. The daytime temperatures can be very warm but the nights are cold.
Botrytis became evident in some bunches during the few weeks prior to harvest. We hand picked the clean bunches for the Huia Dry Riesling on the 1st of April. The balance was left on the vine to become fully botrytised and dehydrate. The grapes for this wine were harvested with plenty of very dry botrytis on the 7th May. The hand harvested grapes were crushed by feet in the press and then left overnight in the press to rehydrate. Pressing was carried out the next day using a gentle pressing champagne cycle. The wine fermented in a stainless steel tank for a long cool ferment.

Current Vintage: 2009 (Vintage is various, subject to vineyard stock & availability)

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