The Doctors’, Riesling, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010, 8.5% abv, C$19

This winery was featured at a tasting sponsored by the New Zealand Consulate in Vancouver, 2012 and bought a bottle the next day at the local liquor store.

Clear with a pale lemon-green core moving to a thin water white rim with almost invisible legs, this wine has some nice intensity with developing aromas of petrol, stone fruit. some citrus and significant minerality.

It’s a medium dry wine with better than average and awesomely low alcohol – sign this one up for a brunch!  Beautifully balanced flavours of Anjou pear, Granny Smith apple, pink grapefruit and a marvellous scent of petrol pervade.

The lengthy finish was enhanced by the hors d’oeuvres we matched – salty tortilla chips and sweet heirloom tomato salsa, and creamy, soft cow’s milk cheese from Hilary’s (Vancouver Island).

A WSET Very Good wine and a smashing deal to boot with lovely balance between the acidity, fruit and secondary development characteristics.  Drink now and whenever possible although you could probably hold this for a while to enhance the petrol.

Enjoy with salty and sweet snacks or brunch.


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