Young, fruity and low in alcohol...
Young, fruity and low in alcohol – if that sounds like you, or at least the wine you like to drink, you’ll want to try the new Brancott Estate Flight Riesling.
It’s the latest addition to Brancott’s lower alcohol Flight wine family which already includes a sauvignon blanc and pinot gris. Using the same natural winemaking techniques as those two wines, the Flight Riesling is a wine that exhibits all of the fl avour profiles and complexities expected from the varietal, with just 9 per cent alcohol by volume.
“When we released Brancott Estate Flight Sauvignon Blanc and Brancott Estate Flight Pinot Gris in 2012, we were overwhelmed with the reception the wines received. It’s clear consumers are looking for wine styles that are naturally lighter in alcohol but without compromising on the taste and flavour complexity,” says Patrick Materman, chief winemaker at Brancott Estate.
“Of all grape varieties riesling is perhaps the most suited to making a low alcohol style, reaching fl avour ripeness at low sugar levels. With the resurgence of riesling in recent years, we were curious to explore a naturally lighter riesling for our Brancott Estate Flight range.”
Brancott Estate Flight Riesling is an approachable wine with subtle sweetness and spicy aroma, that displays citrus and nectarine fl avours, balanced by juicy acidity. It works well with Asian cuisine, including sweet and sour, spicy Thai chicken and pork, or sushi and sashimi. It also works well with less conventional recipes such as guacamole or creamy pasta dishes.
The Brancott Estate Flight trio of naturally lighter in alcohol wines is now available in New Zealand to enjoy this summer, Brancott Estate Flight Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott Estate Flight Marlborough Pinot Gris and Brancott Estate Flight Waipara Riesling. brancottestate.com
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