Our 2021 Marlborough Riesling is sourced from a vineyard in the Wairau Valley. The wines from this vineyard have won a number of gold medals and trophies over the years. This year we immediately separated out the free run part of the juice, then fined the pressings to add a certain textural character to the wine. The two components were then tank fermented together using a yeast that has proven to work wonderfully well under New Zealand conditions. We have left a small amount of residual sugar in the wine to produce an off-dry style.
Alc 11.5% Acid 8.0g/L Res sugar 14g/L pH 3.10
Colour: Very pale at bottling but with time this wine will pick up green-gold tints. Bouquet: Wines from this vineyard always have great subtlety and purity. Lemons and limes, both the fruit and the blossoms. Palate: Medium bodied and beautifully fine with a perfect balance between acid and sugar. The finish is long and pure.
This wine can already be consumed with pleasure but will age gracefully over many years if cellared correctly.
Riesling is the most versatile of all wines - an excellent refreshing aperitif and a great match to many food styles, from light salad based meals to spicy ethnic dishes and richer foods.