Last Light Central Otago Riesling 2017
The fruit selected for this Riesling has been hand-picked from one hectare of vines that are ideally situated to soak up the 'last light' from the days sun, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, intensifying the fruit flavours.
Our 'Last Light' Central Otago Riesling 2017 is a fragrant Riesling with citrus, honeysuckle and ginger on the nose and juicy citrus, apricot and passionfruit on the palate.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2019 - 5 Stars
'It is instantly appealing on the nose showing candid orange, lemon peel, apple and subtle toasty notes. The palate displays excellent fruit intensity and vibrancy, wonderfully supported by subtle sweetness and refreshing acidity. Up front and delicious. Style: Off-dry. At its best: now to 2025.'
For the Bald Hills 'Last Light' Central Otago Riesling 2017, try matching with Thai style dishes, seafood, salmon and cheeses. Try also matching our Riesling with citrus, lemongrass and orange based Cantonese classics as an added treat.
Winemaking and Viticulture
The fruit was hand harvested on 21st of April 2017 at 22.4 brix. The fruit was whole bunch pressed to tank and the juice was inoculated with selected wine yeast to undergo fermentation. The fermentation was stopped retaining around 20.8g/L residual sugar.
Pale straw with clear hues. The nose shows bright aromas of orange, mandarin, lemon, honeysuckle, jasmine, beeswax, pineapple and ginger. The palate is off dry with juicy citrus, ripe apricot and passionfruit. The palate is lively with crisp acidity, layers of complexity and a very long sweet finish.