Auburn Aura Riesling

The hallmark of Auburn, uniting its rieslings from all parts of Central Otago, is a house style of consistent acid definition, always drawing the finish in clean and balanced, regardless of the level of sweetness of the cuvée in question. Never has this been more marked than in the pristine 2012 season, a vintage that required no acid addition in any wine. An early picked botrytis harvest has yielded a tightly defined acid profile that instils an internal harmony, in spite of loads of sweetness (72g/L). It’s packed with all the luscious concentration and exotics you could wish for: star fruits, figs, golden delicious apples, tropical fruits and exotic spice. A sweet riesling with a sense of confidence all of its own. Only 402 bottles were made. Please form an orderly queue. $35 direct