Invivo Central Otago Riesling 2012

Candied lemon marmalade/lemonade on the nose with a complex palate brim full of limes and grapefruit with mango sherbet. The lush sweetness of fruit is tempered with citrus like acidity that leaves the palate refreshed. This wine is a complex and intense expression of Central Otago’s incredible ability to showcase this variety’s amazing flavours. Invivo Central Otago Riesling is great on its own as the naturally lower alcohol makes this wine a lighter alternative, but not in flavour. Well suited to cheeses and dried fruits and stunning with passionfruit cheese cake.

"The Central Otago Riesling possesses pure apricot and lemon fruit infused with notes of honeysuckle, which opens with a soft honeyed sweetness and ends on a fresh drier note."

Jo Burzynska, Wine writer, educator and judge

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Vineyards Epicurious Vineyard Lowburn
Variety 100% Riesling
Brix at Harvest 20.5
Cellaring 1-7 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar 34g/L
pH 3.07
TA 7.6
Alcohol 10.9

Other Vintages for this Wine

2014 2013

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Winemaking

The cool bunches were gently whole bunch pressed and settled over night and the clear juice was racked off with some of the lighter solids. Using cultured yeast the juice spent around 3 weeks in stainless steel fermenting and as the yeast tired and the balance of sugar was deemed right the wine was cooled to -2oC to arrest the ferment and so keep the natural residual sweetness. The wine was then kept cold and on gross lees and continuously stirred for 3 months. Finally racked off these lees and filtered in September. Minimal fining was employed and filtration only as needed until bottling, where sterile membranes were required.

Harvest date: 22 April 2012

Awards

  • Silver Medal

    2013 International Wine Challenge

  • Silver Medal

    2013 Decanter World Wine Awards