2016 Bellarmine Riesling Select

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    • Bellarmine’s flagship variety, our Select Riesling has won numerous awards and consistently high points over the years.
    • Riesling Renaissance is well and truly here with this delicious, sweet wine showing apricots, orange blossom and a matching lively acidity ensuring a long cellaring potential. 
    • Enjoy chilled with spicy food including wasabi dabbed sushi or with desserts such as apple strudel and cream. 
    • 96 points

      The label chart shows around 65g/l residual sugar.  Once again, the sugar is partially masked by the fruit and acidity.  It is seductive now, but has unlimited development potential.  Lime and apple fruit are on the money, and the wine should melt the hardest heart.  - James Halliday

    • This wine is sublime. The style is Germanic, made in the mould of the great wines of the Mosel district of Germany. Fermentation is muted before the wine ferments through to dryness, resulting in a residual sugar level of 65g/litre and an alcohol level of only 7.5% (most dry wines we consume are less than 5g/litre) Aromas are fresh, vibrant and lively, with lifted floral and lime characters. The palate displays clean, linear purity. A poised wine with razor-edge balance of fruit and acid, the sweetness disguised somewhat by the acidity. Flavours of lime and green apple with a binding minerality. Will age wonderfully. Why don’t we see more of this style in Australia? A wine so easy to drink, so refreshing, with length, clean finish, and oozing personality. - Dr Craig Drummond, Master of Wine, June 2020

    • 95 points Mid-straw colour. Glorious aromatics of pomelo, mandarin and ruby grapefruit. The palate is beautifully full and weighty with gentle integrated sweetness, citrus flavours and a refined acid vein. There is a gentle background smokiness which adds to the wine's charm, plus it has a naturally low alcohol of 7%. A composed, flavoursome, varietally expressive wine. Serve as a dessert wine, with a cheese platter or as a well-chilled aperitif - Toni Paterson, Master of Wine and writer for the Real Review

        

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