* Review sample provided by the winery
Mari Vineyards 2016 "Simplicissiumus" Sparkling Riesling
Made with zero dosage, this "brut nature" is focused, just fruity enough and shows hints of yeasty/autolytic notes.
Green apple and citrus blossom scents dominate a nose that also shows a little of that yeastiness.
Fresh and bone dry, the palate mimics the nose in its green apple-forward nature, but there's also lime pulp and zest, more floral notes and great acidity. The yeastiness is there again too, just at the edges, bringing a bit of complexity. The finish is medium-length, dry, fresh and has a subtle green apple Jolly Rancher flavor to it.