Mondillo Nina 2018

$38.00
Vendor: Mondillo

Available

Concentrated aromas of peach, citrus, honey and floral fruits. A softly concentrated wine, perfectly balanced, with a lingering apple finish. Enjoy!

Nina contains 100%  Riesling fruit, and is only produced in years that natural botrytis occurs. Each grape cluster is carefully chosen and picked by hand to ensure that the best botrytis berries are selected.

Our 2018 vintage contains 60% botrytis affected fruit after a warm spring, followed by the hottest January on record which meant we had to wait for the cooler weather to arrive before botrytis set in and the fruit was ready to be picked - May  8th.  Only a small amount of Nina will be available from this vintage, just 960 bottles. 

Our ‘Nina’ Late Harvest Riesling is named in tribute to Domenic’s late mother Giovanina - a wonderfully sweet Italian lady; affectionately referred to as ‘Nina’.

Drink/Cellar: Now until 2022

Serve chilled with soft cheeses, dessert, as an aperitif or as dessert!


Michael Cooper, Five Stars
Already a delicious mouthful, the 2018 vintage was made from hand-picked, late-harvested Riesling. Beautifully perfumed, it has notable depth of vibrant, citrusy, peachy, slightly honeyed flavours, a hint of apricot, and a finely poised, sweet (126 grams/litre residual sugar), very rich finish. Well worth discovering. www.michaelcooper.co.nz

 

Raymond Chan, Five Stars
The nose is finely proportioned with a tight core of ripe citrus fruit and floral aromas along with honey and nectar, a little marmalade and a layering of musky botrytis, unfolding nuances of minerals. Very sweet to taste and light-bodied, the palate has intense and concentrated, opulent flavours of citrus fruits with exotic florals, honey, nectar and musky botrytis complexity. The palate is underlined by fine fruit extract and phenolic textures, with balanced acidity lending freshness, vibrancy and cut. The wine carries to a sustained, decadent finish of honey and musk. This is an elegant, intensely flavoured, decadent, botrytised Riesling with ripe citrus and exotic floral notes with honey, nectar and musk flavours on a fine-textured palate. Serve as an aperitif, with fruit desserts and light blue cheeses over the next 4+ years.

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Concentrated aromas of peach, citrus, honey and floral fruits. A softly concentrated wine, perfectly balanced, with a lingering apple finish. Enjoy!

Nina contains 100%  Riesling fruit, and is only produced in years that natural botrytis occurs. Each grape cluster is carefully chosen and picked by hand to ensure that the best botrytis berries are selected.

Our 2018 vintage contains 60% botrytis affected fruit after a warm spring, followed by the hottest January on record which meant we had to wait for the cooler weather to arrive before botrytis set in and the fruit was ready to be picked - May  8th.  Only a small amount of Nina will be available from this vintage, just 960 bottles. 

Our ‘Nina’ Late Harvest Riesling is named in tribute to Domenic’s late mother Giovanina - a wonderfully sweet Italian lady; affectionately referred to as ‘Nina’.

Drink/Cellar: Now until 2022

Serve chilled with soft cheeses, dessert, as an aperitif or as dessert!


Michael Cooper, Five Stars
Already a delicious mouthful, the 2018 vintage was made from hand-picked, late-harvested Riesling. Beautifully perfumed, it has notable depth of vibrant, citrusy, peachy, slightly honeyed flavours, a hint of apricot, and a finely poised, sweet (126 grams/litre residual sugar), very rich finish. Well worth discovering. www.michaelcooper.co.nz

 

Raymond Chan, Five Stars
The nose is finely proportioned with a tight core of ripe citrus fruit and floral aromas along with honey and nectar, a little marmalade and a layering of musky botrytis, unfolding nuances of minerals. Very sweet to taste and light-bodied, the palate has intense and concentrated, opulent flavours of citrus fruits with exotic florals, honey, nectar and musky botrytis complexity. The palate is underlined by fine fruit extract and phenolic textures, with balanced acidity lending freshness, vibrancy and cut. The wine carries to a sustained, decadent finish of honey and musk. This is an elegant, intensely flavoured, decadent, botrytised Riesling with ripe citrus and exotic floral notes with honey, nectar and musk flavours on a fine-textured palate. Serve as an aperitif, with fruit desserts and light blue cheeses over the next 4+ years.