COUNTRY/REGION: New Zealand/Hawkes Bay.
GRAPES: 100% Riesling.
This is a fruit forward style of Riesling. It is very aromatic, displaying a medley of tropical fruits and citrus aromatics and flavours. It is rich and mouth-filling but has a freshness of acidity that gives the wine length and the finish is medium-dry.
VINEYARDS: This wine is produced from grapes grown in the Awatere Valley (50%) and the Wairau Valley (50%). Both these vineyard sites have gravel soils and produce ripe fruit while retaining acidity, ideal for the production of this medium-dry style wine. These old vines are intensively managed with shoot thinning, crop thinning and leaf removal all practised in the pursuit of quality.
VINTAGE: Fruit set in the cool spring weather was lower than usual, resulting in the development of open bunches with small flavourful berries. From January onwards, Marlborough experienced a summer of the century, with a spell of long hot dry weather with moderately cool nights providing the perfect environment to ensure physiological and flavour ripeness whilst retaining freshness.
WINEMAKING: The individual parcels were harvested early in the day while cool and transported to the winery for immediate pressing to capture the purity and freshness of the fruit. Fermentation was conducted at a cool temperature and the ferment stopped to retain a small amount of residual sugar to balance the finished wine.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.