Reviewer:

Regan Drew
14 August 2014

Printhie , M.C.C Riesling 2013

M.C.C stands for “Mount Canobolas Collection” and signifies the upper level of wines for Printhie.

This release is the first from a new grower for Printhie wines. The “older” vineyard located 1021 metres above sea level. Normally, this altitude screams razor slicing acidity, however, Drew Tuckwell, Printhie’s winemaker, is “striving for that fine balance between sugar and acid.”  Certainly treading a fine line here indeed.

Pale lemon in colour. Expressive nose of white flowers, green apple tartness and brown pear sweetness. The palate instantly full and medium-sweet. Acidity that hurts your teeth….like biting into a perfectly crisp, tart green Granny Smith apple. Lime cordial/essence gives lovely varietal lift with linear quartz-like spine. Medium length, flavour lingers thanks to the residual sugar.

Structure to age, and under screw cap should develop into a lovely, honeyed example.

Region: Orange, New South Wales 

ALC: 11%


Price: $26
Wine Category: Riesling
Cellar: Drink now to 2025
Winery Website: www.printhiewines.com.au
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