Holly Late Harvest 2013
You can now buy New Zealand's Holly Late Harvest wine in Singapore! The Holly line is the top premium offering from the Matahiwi Estate winery, and you can tell that right away. This wine, coming in a tiny bottles of half-size, is a true revelation. Resembling of white port, it nevertheless lack the usual extreme sweetness and strength of a port or a sherry. That said, this blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling is really something special, a true nectar of gods! Try it to believe it - it is exceptionally tasty, aromatic if only being of a more sweeter variety. Will make for a perfect dessert wine, especially when cooled but not chilled. Just look at the awards! Do note - it comes is small size bottle of 375ml!
- Name: Holly Late Harvest
- Winemaker: Matahiwi Estate
- Region: Wairarapa, New Zealand
- Techs: volume 375ml, year 2013, alcohol 11.0%, acidity 7.3, pH 3.31, brix 33
- Current Vivino rating is 4.4
- Awarded Gold at the 2014 CWSA awards
- Awarded Silver at the Easter Show Wine Awards 2014
- Awarded 5 stars by Raymond Chan
- Awarded 4.5 stars by Wine Orbit
Tasting notes and food pairing ideas:
This addition to the Holly reserve range is a luscious wine in a botrytised late harvest style. A first at Matahiwi for winemaker Jane Cooper, using a blend of 69% Sauvignon Blanc and 31% Riesling grapes. There is a very full and well-concentrated bouquet of ripe passionfruit, exotic florals, lime marmalade botrytis and honey. Very sweet to taste, a lusciously concentrated core of ripe stonefruits and tropical fruits is the feature on palate. The wine has a brilliant light golden-hued straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. Match with fruit desserts over the next 5+ years.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from our home vineyard in Opaki, and from the Manu vineyard to the west of Masterton. The grapes were left on the vines late into the autumn so as to develop the high sugar levels and botrytis saturation necessary to make the style of wine we wanted.
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