About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Allan Scott 'Marlborough' Riesling 2008

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling

Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Winemaker: Josh Scott

I was quoted recently - describing Riesling as "a condiment with alcohol". I truly believe a bottle of Riesling should be on every New Zealand table when enjoying fresh shellfish, Asian, Pacific-rim cuisine, many vegetarian dishes and freshly tossed salads. When you serve these dishes, you finish them with a fresh squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Well Riesling is the perfect condiment/ compliment to so many fresh dishes we enjoy on a daily basis.
The fruit for this 2008 Riesling comes from the Allan Scott 'Moorlands' block, which directly surrounds the winery and contains some of the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough. Due to their maturity this vineyard consistently produces quality fruit year after year.
As in previous years, harvesting occurred in the cool of the early morning, to retain the bright natural fruit characteristics. After pressing and the normal settling and racking process the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks, until a desired balance between fruit sweetness and acidity was achieved.
The bouquet of this wine has vibrant tones of orange blossom, limes, white stone-fruits and a hint of spice. These ripe and fruit forward characteristics continue through to the palate where the spice complexities combine with the structural components of acidity and natural sweet fruit. The result is a mouth watering finish that has a good lingering length.

Drinking perfectly well now and over the next 18-24 months.

Perfect wine match with a wide array of shellfish, sushi, sashimi and fresh salads, enjoy.
A bright refreshing wine, best served at 8C.


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