Scout Riesling 2019

Scout Riesling 2019

  • Riesling
  • New Zealand, 750ml

A very appealing Riesling that is intensely aromatic with bright green apple and white florals, while the palate shows juicy grapefruit with complexity from the barrel aging. It also has the classic Waipara pithy, chalky acidity and texture. It has 8g/L residual sugar, leaving the finish dry and fresh. 

  • Winery: Scout
  • Varietal: Riesling
  • Region: Waipara, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Other: Contains sulphites
  • Food pairing: Non-sweet dishes - simple fish, chicken, pasta dishes, light/no sauces; Sweet/off-dry Rieslings - BBQ pork, chicken satay pasta, blue cheese

"Riesling holds a special place in the heart of Sarah - she worked as a winemaker in the Clare Valley for 5 years, as well as in Germany. Needless to say, when we were offered fruit from some of the oldest vines in Waipara, our favourite NZ region for Riesling, she was very excited! Very mature vines, grown on the Glasnevin gravels near the Waipara river, the fruit was handpicked and gently crushed. It was allowed to ferment naturally in tank for 3 months, until the desired sugar to acid balance was reached. It was then matured on its lees in old barrels for 12 months to build midpalate texture." Scout

Natural questioners and observers, Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane have honed their winemaking craft for 13 years, traveling the world with unstoppable curiosity and many years of dreaming before finally launching Scout Wines in 2017. One from the deep south of New Zealand with a natural instinct for wine from her parents, the other from South Australia playing hide and seek in their grandpa’s wine cellar, together they combine passion and experience from two of the greatest winemaking regions in the whole Pacific. These wines are aptly named after Scout from the book To Kill A Mockingbird, a character defined by the same curiosity that drove Sarah and Adam to craft the impeccable wines that they do today, traveling far and wide to learn, understand and appreciate great wine. One part influence from great winemakers and one part personal flair creates a range of wines that is uniquely their own, producing elegant and refreshing wines that they want to drink themselves as much as they want to share them with the world!

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