Koyama Sparkling Riesling Brut Nature NV
$39.90 inc. GST
94/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“Brut Nature is the driest of the dry sparkling wine styles as it has not received a dosage. I expected this wine to be very austere, but it is surprisingly well-balanced with good purity and citrus, stone fruit varietal character. An ethereal texture adds further appeal. Disgorged in December 2017.” – Bob Campbell MW
Tasting Note: A bright golden colour with fine, creamy and crisp bubbles. The aromas are of lemon, green apple, bright pear, and a hint of orange peel. On the palate, crisp and dry finish with very fine bubbles and good balance and length, supported by good acidity.
Winemaking Notes: A Sparkling wine made from 100% Riesling sourced from the Tussock Terrace Vineyard in Waipara Valley. This Unique Sparkling Riesling is made by traditional method (secondary fermentation in bottles). Hand picked in early Autumn, and fermented in a stainless steel tank at low temperature. After the primary fermentation, yeast and sugar were added to the base wine for the secondary fermentation in bottles. On lees for about 13 months before the bottles were riddled and disgorged, at a very low 2.0 g/l residual sugar.
Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand