Our prized Riesling block is one of the oldest in Marlborough and is located in the premium grape-growing heart of Marlborough, where some of the greatest Rieslings can be found. 2017 was a perfect season for Riesling with our low cropped fruit attaining perfect ripeness. Coming in at less than eight tonnes per hectare and carefully hand-picked so that only the very best and cleanest bunches were selected we think our 2017 Rieslings could be some of our best yet. After careful handling throughout, this wine was bottled on 15 March 2018.
It is a very pale straw in colour with fantastic aromatics as befitting a premium Riesling. Florals, herbs, citrus and apples, this rich and vibrant wine has it all. It is delightfully crisp and dry with peaches and lovely citrus characters, including mandarin and ripe grapefruit, even a hint of Valencia oranges. On the palate it is very appealing, medium bodied and rich with great acid balance and freshness. It finishes with lingering fruitiness and intensity, the crisp lime characters increasingly obvious in a wine which initially hides its dryness with such ripe fruit characters. It promises to age gracefully and develop even greater charm for many years.
Alcohol: 11.8%, Acidity: 8.5, PH: 2.86, Sugars: 7.1 g/l.