Novas Gran Reserva Riesling 2019 Organic 75cl
This is an expessive riesling from Chile from the cool Bio Bio region. Complex on the nose with fresh lime notes combining with a steely minerality and gentle honeysuckle flora. The palate is mid-weight and off-dry with persistent flavours of lime, there is a natural salinity which gives contrast yet lovely balance. It finishes clean with a lingering flinty character.
Vines were planted in 1993 at the Fundo Quitralman, Mulchén vineyard in the Bio-Bio Valley, 500km south of Santiago. Grapes are handpicked pressed. Selected yeasts were added, and two-thirds of the must fermented in neutral barrels. The remaining third fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures (12–14ºC) to preserve the aromas and freshness in the wine. Once fermentation was complete, the new wine was left in contact with its fine lees with periodic stirring (batonnage). Prior to bottling, the wine was fined with adjusted doses of bentonite and cold stabilized to prevent any future tartaric precipitation.
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