2012 Mt Difficulty Riesling

Knowledgeable wine lovers are aware of New Zealand's reputation as a great source for Sauvignon Blanc. Less widely known is the ultra high quality of many New Zealand Rieslings, which often fly under the radar of recognition. Tonight's your lucky night, as we have an outstanding New Zealand Riesling at a ridiculously good price. The 2012 Mt. Difficulty "Roaring Meg" Riesling, from Central Otago, NZ, is a beautifully crafted Riesling, not too sweet or dry, perfectly balanced with bright acidity, making it an ideal choice with food. At the same time, it's such a compelling wine, you can even enjoy it unaccompanied! "Established in 1992, Mt Difficulty is home to some of Central Otago’s oldest and most revered vineyards. Situated along Felton Road in the famous sub-region of Bannockburn, Central Otago, this unique area of extremes is ideally suited to crafting wines that speak with a sense of place. Mt. Difficulty's philosophy combines ethical viticulture with minimal intervention allowing the wine to express its personality and reflect its home. The 2012 Mt. Difficulty "Roaring Meg" Riesling shows excellent concentration of cool climate character, with citrus and pip fruit blossom aromas. The palate is dominated by bright red apple flavors. The wine is an off-dry style with a lovely backbone of natural acidity. This wine beautifully displays the elegance and finesse of this versatile and interesting variety. You will be rewarded by careful cellaring although this Riesling is drinking very well right now." - Winery [+]