The Josephine Riesling had its origins in our private (pirate) bottlings of 2004 and 2005 where we found that an early bottling of Riesling with higher residual sugar was both balanced and delicious. It's now very much part of our established range.
All Carrick Rieslings are hand harvested and picked early to preserve the powerful floral aromatics and bright citrus acidity which are characteristic of Central Otago.
The grapes for this wine come solely from our BioGro certified organic, Lot 8 block. The wine has been the whole bunch pressed and fermented by wild yeasts.
A lively bright floral nose with peach and fennel aromas.
There is an immediate intensity to this wine that is powerful, yet at the same time clean and balanced. Stone fruit characters slowly reveal as this textural wine unfolds on the palate. The overall mineral nature, a hallmark of Carrick’s flavour profile, is fully celebrated with the Carrick Josephine Riesling.
The low alcohol content makes this a perfect lunchtime wine or an evening aperitif
accompanied by poached fruit and cured meats.
This wine will age far into the future.