Montana Marlborough Riesling

By | March 25, 2007

Buying anything other than Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough in New Zealand just seems to be wrong. It’s perfect for Sauvignon, why waste valuable space on anything else? Intrepid winemakers keep trying, with variable levels of success.

I tried a Montana Marlborough 2006 Riesling. It was a lemon colour with a hint of gold. It smelled lively with limes and passion fruit and just a hint of wax. Just off dry it had a crisp acidity. The fruity flavour had a spicy edge, tropical fruits and lime filling the mouth with an oily fullness. 13% alcohol balanced in nicely. The spiciness was really evident of the length.

This Riesling is an experiment I’d try again, Marlborough seems to suit it, and  it’s reasonable value.

One thought on “Montana Marlborough Riesling

  1. Jules

    Marlborough makes some of the best riesling in New Zealand – if you can find them try rieslings by Fromm, Craggy Range (thier Fletchers Family and Raupara Road Vineyard are in Marlborough) and Foxes Island. They will be a little more expensive than the Montana but are a much better representation of what Marlborough can do.

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