2022 Heretaunga AlbariñoHawke's Bay
$ 32.00 NZD $ 40.00 NZD
Vibrant, flavoursome Albariño from the Fratelli Vineyard in Bridge Pa, hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, barrique fermented, aged on lees.
Straw coloured with refreshing lime citrus peel, ripe peach, and mandarin characters. Flavours of honeysuckle and stonefruit mingle with a subtle saltiness that provides a
savoury taste to the wine. Rich and full bodied yet fresh with mouthwatering crisp salivating acidity giving great balance, length and structure.
~ 91 Points ~ It is a joy of a mouthful, all florals, ripe peaches and juicy apples. It's been well treated, too, having been handpicked, whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented and aged on lees. These methods add to the variety's rounded shape, curved edges and suave texture. Albariño's classically tangy finish is in plain sight, refreshing the palate and bringing a salty, citrus finale.
- Rebecca Gibb, Vinous