Reed Frequency Botrytis Riesling 2023 (375ml)


The wine is poured from across the room, our kitchen to be exact, with the kids running around, the detritus of a busy family home everywhere. And yet, I am utterly fixated on the aromas teasing my attention. A wine of pure natural power, decadence and sensual complexity to take your mind from the busyness of life. A genuine Trockenbeeranauslese, with heady notes of chocolate orange, cumquat, yellow peach, honeycomb, tinned peaches, green mango, pineapple, cherry, passionfruit and Creme Brule. For every sweet fruit. there’s a tangy fruit, for every dark, a lighter one. The massive richness, precision cut with acidity. The flavours, the memories go long and far. If I had a bad thought, it’s banished with this in the glass. Benchmark. Waters Wine Co


“This wine was produced with the intent to make a dry style, but as the weather shifted I listened to the wise words of Grant Taylor and “just followed the Riesling”. The Botrytis was impeccable, so Tim Heyes, Grant and myself broke this wine off into three, uniting my bond with the people of Waitaki Valley forever.” Sierra Reed, Winemaker

– Electric limestone soils, Handpicked, 173 grams of RS, 950L in total, 7.5%

Upfront power and concentration is met by razor sharp acidity that cuts through the 173 grams of rs like butter. The balance between the sweetness and acid can only be from a place that grows flavours and complexity through a vice like the Waitaki, each layer of this wine feels like peeling an onion. Preserved lemons and crushed rock are the flavour spine of this wine through a golden hued lens. The greatest sweet wines of the world never smell or taste shrivelled and mouldy, they simply exude the same effortless drinkability as an off dry Riesling, that is so powerful it feels like falling into a black hole.” 

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