NZ IN A BOTTLE

The 2014 Two Paddocks Picnic Riesling featured stonefruits, some mid palate weight and persistent finish, great lunch wine.

by @tonycox on Tuesday, 30 Jun,2015

Finally down to Queenstown and a refreshing dip in Sam Neill’s vineyard dam, my contribution to adventure sports for which Queenstown is well known. Everyone knows how good pinot noir is from Central Otago but it is the Rieslings which are stunning. Extremes between day and night time temperatures ensure very high acid levels. Flavours which include green apples as well trademark lime with persistent but soft acid typify the region’s Riesling profile. Unlike many Australian Rieslings, it is common for the Rieslings from Central Otago to feature a bit of residual sugar. In many instances the residual sugar is not discernible due to the high acid levels. The 2014 Two Paddocks Picnic Riesling featured stonefruits, some mid palate weight and persistent finish, great lunch wine.

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