Hollick - The Nectar Botrytis Riesling 2011 - Australian Dessert Wine 37.5cl Bottle


Hollick - The Nectar Botrytis Riesling 2011
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It is said that the gloriously sweet, concentrated wines that result from grapes infected by Noble Rot (Botrytis Cinerea) are indeed 'The Nectar of the gods'.

The first botrytised wine made by Hollick was from the 1985 vintage and the team has developed quite a reputation for this style.

The 2010 'The Nectar' is made from a select combination of our Coonawarra Riesling and balanced with selected parcels of Chardonnay, and Semillon from our Wilgha vineyard. The later part of the 2010 ripening period provided perfect conditions for the natural onset of Botrytis. Creeping its way throughout the entire vineyard and slowly dehydrating the berries, it produced the concentrated, incredibly sweet and flavourful fruit required for making a wine of this style.

The fruit was carefully selected and harvested by hand. Gentle pressing and a long cool fermentation retained the vibrant freshness of flavours, before the wine was clarified, stabilised and bottled.

Bright golden straw in appearance.

Clean and fresh aromas of dried apricot and honey with citrus notes of grapefruit.

A rich and luscious palate of concentrated stone fruit and citrus flavours. Complex and balanced, the sweetness is complemented by the acidity, culminating in a refreshingly pleasant and lingering finish.

Category(s):     Dessert Wine

Producer: Hollick   -   www.hollick.com
ABV:   12%
Acidity g/l:   9.5
Appellation:   Coonawarra
Brand:   Hollick
Country of Origin:   Australia
Food Match:   Sweet Desserts
Food Match:   Soft Cheeses
Grape Type:   Semillon
Grape Type:   Chardonnay
Grape Type:   Riesling
Ph Level:   3.58
Region:   South Australia
Residual Sugar g/l:   206
Style of White Wine:   Dessert
Sweetness of wine:   Sweet
Vintage:   2010


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Producer Information

Hollick Wines is a small family owned winery in Coonawarra, in South Eastern South Australia. Ian and Wendy Hollick purchased a piece of grazing land on the southern end of the Coonawarra district in 1974. This small block of land was one of the original allocations in the Coonawarra Fruit Colony which John Riddoch founded in 1890. It was never developed as a fruit block but instead was the site of a tannery, and later a dairy.
Since 1975 the Hollicks have progressively planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Production from the original Hollick vineyard was initially sold to other wine makers until 1983, when Ian and Wendy decided to produce their own label and build a winery.
In 1983 Ian and Wendy lovingly restored the original slab cottage located on Neilson's Block which remains at the entrance to Hollick Wines today. This Heritage Listed cottage dates back to the 1860's and was the birthplace of famous lyric poet John Shaw Neilson. Cellar Door Sales were carried out in the cottage until 2002. In 2002 a new cellar door sales area and restaurant were built to fulfil the demand for a winery restaurant in Coonawarra. The integration of old and new has been outstandingly successful making Hollick a 'must see' in Coonawarra.
As first generation winemakers, the Hollicks had no family traditions to hamper them, and set about producing wines using modern production techniques. Hollick Wines launched onto the national and international wine scene by winning the 1985 Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. Demand for the Hollick product was such that expansion was necessary, and in 1987 Ian and Wendy Hollick purchased the nearby "Wilgha" vineyard, to supplement their existing production. In 1998 the Hollicks developed their vineyard in the neighbouring region of Wrattonbully, adding further diversification and regional variation to the portfolio. Further plantings of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Petit Verdot, and even more recently Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Barbera and Savagnin have also taken place.
Ian\'s expertise in viticulture has seen him as an industry leader, and the Hollick team place special emphasis on producing only premium fruit. The small, modern winery is designed around winemaking methods which produce wines of distinction, showing distinct regionality and specific vineyard and varietal characters.
Hollick Wines have adopted the slogan 'Pride of Place' to reinforce the emphasis on the individual vineyard characteristics. Not surprisingly, the production from Hollick is eagerly sought each year.
Driven by quality and a hands-on approach, today, Hollick wines continue to be made from three core vineyards. Neilson's Block, planted by Ian and Wendy Hollick in 1975, the nearby Wilgha Vineyard, purchased in 1987 and further developed since, and the Wrattonbully Vineyard developed in 1998 giving Hollick over 200 acres of premium vineyard in total.
Hollick wines are now available throughout Australia and are currently available in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, China, Malaysia, and New Zealand.

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