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’. Riesling is the preferred variety for sweet botrytised wines because it retains significant acidity even with the extreme ripeness. This is a wine style which has great longevity and which will often improve for decades.
The Nectar is made from Coonawarra Riesling from the Wilgha vineyard. The summer of 2015 was a classic with warm days and cool nights. This allowed the fruit to ripen and develop intense fruit flavours.
“Lemon meringue pie, honeyed apricots, cumquat and lime. It’s both sweet and racy, and as good as the show is – the finale is the best bit!” Halliday Wine Companion 2017 – 93 points.