This wine is produced from grapes grown in the Wairau Valley. These warm and stony sites produce ripe fruit, ideal for a dry style wine. The vines which are amongst the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough are intensively managed with shoot thinning, crop thinning and leaf removal, all practised in the pursuit of quality.
The individual vineyard parcels were harvested and transported to the winery for immediate pressings to capture the freshness and purity of the fruit. Fermentation was conducted at a cool temperature utilising a selected yeast strain and the ferment stopped to retain a small amount of residual sugar to provide balance to the finished wine. Post fermentation the wine was left on lees to gain richness and complexity.
This is a dry style of Riesling which is versatile and suited to a wide variety of food matches or as an aperitif. It has classic Marlborough Riesling characters of peach, citrus and honey with a long refreshing finish.
This dry wine is a perfect match for most seafood and many Asian-styled dishes.
Enjoy while youthful or cellar for at least five years for a more honeyed and complex style.
Region: 100% Marlborough
Varieties: 100% Riesling
Total acidity: 8.3gL
Residual sugar: 6.5gL
May contain traces of milk products. Contains sulphites. Suitable for gluten free diets.