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Friday, 6 February 2015

Guest wine for February – Hawkeshead Riesling

We have the Hawkeshead Riesling on our drinks list as a guest wine this month.

This Riesling is made just up the road in Bendigo and is lovely and dry. It has aromas of ginger, spice and blossom along with spicy floral notes and the minerality that is typical of many Central Otago wines.

The grapes for this wine are harvested from selected blocks in Lowburn. The combination of free draining soil and long hours of sunshine make for lively fruit with a gentle acidity. The grapes are hand picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented at cool temperatures to retain the fresh, fruity characteristics.

We think a fitting food match would be our whole sole main meal or our squid tapas.

Hawkeshead Riesling | Central Otago | 11.5% | $35 bottle/ $8.5 glass