Lafken "Single Vineyard Series - Riesling " 2018

100% Riesling
A still white wine from the Casablanca region of Chile.

Mineral and round. Rubber, honeydew, yogurt.

Tasting Notes

The Riesling 2018 from Lafken Estate is pale yellow with greenish hues.

On the nose it opens with a typical riesling rubber note and great minerality. It unfolds with white flowers, citrus notes, then honeydew, banana, yogurt…

The mouthfeel is smooth, full. On the palate there is a great integrated acidity that complements this riesling roundness.

On the mouth I find again great minerality and ripe fruitiness.

The finish is pleasant and rather long.

Score 91

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Lafken "Single Vineyard Series - Riesling " 2018
Single Vineyard Series - Riesling (2018) Review
Estate making Single Vineyard Series - Riesling Estate Lafken
Single Vineyard Series - Riesling  (2018) Label Single Vineyard Series - Riesling
Style of Single Vineyard Series - Riesling Style White & Still
Country of Lafken Country Chile
Region of Lafken Region Casablanca
Grape blend of Single Vineyard Series - Riesling Grapes Riesling
Vintage of Single Vineyard Series - Riesling Vintage 2018
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White grape variety

Riesling is a white grape variety native to the Rhine Valley. Riesling is a flowery, almost perfumed grape variety with high acidity and flowery, almost perfumed aromas. It’s used to make white wines that are dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and sparkling. Riesling wines are almost never oaked and are normally varietally pure. Riesling was the world’s 20th most planted variety in 2004, with 48,700 hectares, but it is typically included in the “top three” white wine varieties, alongside Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc, in terms of value for quality wines. Riesling is a terroir-expressive variety, which means that the character of Riesling wines is strongly influenced by the wine’s roots.

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