Off-Dry Rieslings have become the popular style in Central Otago as that little bit of sweetness is needed to tame the acidity found in wines from one of the coolest wine regions in the world. But just the mention of sweetness seems to scare off many wine drinkers although when done right, as it is here, you hardly notice. And if you love spicy food, off-dry rieslings are perfect for cutting through dishes with heat thanks to their lower alcohol coupled with that sweetness.
This wine with only 10.5% alcohol is exotic and pretty, bursting with guava, citrus and floral fruits that are bright and fresh. The palate is then beautifully pristine and pure – vibrant fruits with balanced acidity drive a long and silky finish. It will age but is probably at its peak right now while that youthful fruit is on song.