Carrick Central Otago The Death of Von Tempsky (2020)

The highly distinctive 2020 vintage (3.5*) was made from hand-harvested Riesling bunches, left unpressed in a fermenting tank for nearly six months on their skins. Slightly cloudy (it was bottled without any fining, filtration or additions), it has strong, orange-like flavours and a dry, tannic finish. I found it more characterful than pleasurable, or as winemaker Rosie Menzies observes: "it's definitely phenolic."

Details

Type: Other
Variety: Branded and Other White Wines
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $36 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

Reviewed June 2022

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