Named in honour of our Founder Marisa Crispino. With aromas of sweet apple and pear, citrus blossoms, lemon zest, white peach and pineapple, with slight mineral notes. The palate has a beautiful balance between sweet fruit and acidity. Flavours of lemon curd, baked apple and pear, ripe peach, candied citrus, and dried tropical fruit lead to a very long finish.
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Varietals: Riesling 100%
Styles: 100% Appassimento Recioto
750ml Bottle & 13.4% alc./vol
The 2017 vintage was cooler than average, a warm trend just before harvest allowed for the grapes to fully ripen. Our Estate Vineyard Riesling was hand picked then set aside to dry for 135 days. After hand-sorting and whole cluster pressing this wine was fermented in stainless steel then further aged on its lees. The fermentation process is halted when the optimal balance between sweetness and acidity is reached, this technique within Appassimento winemaking is called Recioto and is known in Italy as a dessert style wine. The Marisa 2017 is drinking beautifully now, but will continue to evolve in your cellar through to the year 2027.
Serve this wine chilled as an aperitif with pâtés, duck confit, foie gras, blue and firm cheeses and roasted nuts. If serving with dessert, homemade pies or vanilla crème brulée work nicely.