Vela Wines “12th Night” Riesling

Vela Wines “12th Night” Riesling

Vela Wines “12th Night” Riesling, Central Otago, New Zealand
Tasting: Friday April 4th, 5pm to 7pm

Vela Wines is a project dreamed up by Boston locals Beth Ann and Arie Dahan. They were pretty smitten with the Central Otago region on their first visit and decided to purchase vineyard land there. Surrounded by snow covered mountains, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Central Otago is located on the southern island of New Zealand and is the only continental (as opposed to maritime) wine region in the country. This means that temperature variations are much more extreme. Summers are warm but nights are cool and winters are cold. The area gets a lot of sunshine and very little rainfall. This all leads to fruit intensity with high acidity. The 2013 Riesling is just that. Fermented dry to 9g/L residual sugar, this wine is all about the fruit and its intense purity. Classic white flowers and citrus abound. Beth Ann will be here in the store tasting this along with their Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir this coming Friday, April 4th from 5-7pm. Come explore the wines of Central Otago and support a couple of passionate locals!

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