With a name that hints at its citrussy freshness, Limelight Riesling comes direct from Central Otago standouts Misha’s Vineyard, available exclusively through Langton’s.
Complexity is at the core of Limelight—this is not your stock-standard Riesling. With unexpected notes of smoky pine and a whisper of spice, its backbone remains classic Central Otago Riesling.
"Medium, soft-textured Riesling with gentle lime citrus flavours, plus a subtle seasoning of spice and a hint of salty mineral character. Delicate and restrained Riesling that should develop well."
91 points, Bob Campbell MW (August 2015)
"This label has become one of the country's most outstanding, delightful and delicious rieslings. It is irresistible on the nose displaying mandarin, white nectarine, apple blossom and lemon peel characters. On the palate, the wine delivers delightful fruit purity and finesse together with subtle sweetness and beautifully pitched acidity. Gorgeous drinking. Medium-dry. At its best: now to 2024."
95 points, Sam Kim (February 2016)
"Delightful floral and fruity bouquet with suggestions of mandarin and limeflower then crisp red and green apple then apricot stone. On the palate - an immediate burst of sweetness which is almost immediately contrasted with a crisp bite of acidity leading the palate into a drier finish; flavours of ripe mandarin and white tree fruits, lovely silky smooth texture and long finish. Delicious example. Drink now and through 2025."
95 points, Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
"This single-vineyard wine is hand-harvested at Bendigo, in Central Otago. The 2014 vintage (5*) is a highly scented, vibrantly fruity wine, made in a medium style (33 grams/litre of residual sugar), with complexity gained by fermenting 25 per cent of the blend with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. Fleshy, with concentrated, citrusy, limey flavours, appetising acidity and a rich, finely poised finish, it's already delicious, but likely to be at its best 2017+."
5 Stars, Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
"Brilliant, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on edge. This has a beautifully pure and delicate nose with refinement and clarity of aromatics, showing white florals, lime fruit, rainwater detail with a complexing thread of minerals and flint. The intensity and depth build in the glass. Medium in sweetness and light-bodied, the palate is delicately luscious with mouthwatering fruit flavours of white florals, limes, honeysuckle and minerals. The sweetness and very fine textures are finely balanced and poised, with lacy acidity enlivening the mouthfeel and lending a crisp, thirst-quenching freshness. The wine leads to a long finish of florals, limes and apples. This is a beautifully pure and delicate, and subtly luscious medium Riesling of balance, poise and freshness. Serve as an aperitif and with mildly spicy fare over the next 5-6+ years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and cool-fermented in stainless-steel, with 25% indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak to 10.5% alc. and 33 g/L RS, TA 7.7 g/L and pH 2.84."
19+ points, Raymond Chan (October 2018)
"Intense lime fruit starting to hint at lime on toast. Rich and mouth-filling citrus fruit. Not dry but hard to tell how sweet it is as the balance is excellent. Needs more time for complexity. Crisp zesty length."
17+ points, Julia Harding (January 2018)
Central Otago, located at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand, is the world’s most southerly wine region. In a short amount of time, the area has established itself as a world-class region for Pinot Noir. The picturesque region is surrounded by mountains ensuring a cool semi-continental climate that experiences a large diurnal range contributing to the creation of intensely concentrated wines with perfume, and complexity. Central Otago’s vineyard area is divided into six distinct sub regions each with their own climate and wine style. Best known for producing intensely Fruity medium to full bodied Pinot Noir, Central Otago’s cool climate also produces outstanding Riesling as well as superb bottle-fermented Sparkling wines.