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21 Riesling

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Bottle

$19.90

Case

$238.80

 
Technical notes
Awards

Pretty citrus and grapefruit notes dominate the nose of this wine.

Fresh citrus and floral notes dominate the nose of this wine.  It shows bright grapefruit characters with some apple notes that fills the aroma.  Spice with some litchee fruit characters fill the palate.  The wine is well-balanced with a ripe palate that lingers on to a long and dry finish.  This Riesling displays excellent fruit purity together with fine texture and mouth-watering acidity finishes linear and persistent. 

This wine is very approachable now however it will reward cellaring for the next 10 years.

We are proud that this wine is Certified Vegan by the NZ Vegetarian Society.

Technical notes

Harvest Date: March 2021
Alcohol: 12.5%
Total Acidity: 7.7g/l
Residual Sugar: 5.98g/l
Bottling Date: July 2021

The fruit for this wine was sourced from a single vineyard in the Rapaura area of Marlborough, famed for its alluvial soils. The grapes were machine harvested and gently pressed with only the free run portion being used in the wine. The juice underwent fermentation in stainless steel tank.

Awards

4.5 STARS - Michael Cooper, Listener, June 2022

This wine is consistently good and bargain priced. Well worth cellering, the latest release was estate grown at Rapaura, in the Wairau Valley. Attractively scented, it is medium-bodied, with very good intensity of lively, citrusy, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, and a crisp, dryish, persistent finish.

GOLD - Frankfurt International Trophy 2022, April 2022

BRONZE - Vinordic Wine Challenge, April 2022

4.5 STARS – Michael Cooper, Listener, February/March 2022

Well worth cellaring, this single-vineyard wine was estate grown at Rapaura in the Wairau Valley. Freshly scented, it is medium-bodied, with very good intensity of vibrant citrusy, peachy, slightly spicy flavours. A crisp dryish and persistent wine.

4.5 STARS/97 POINTS – Best Rieslings of 2021, WineState Special Annual Edition 2022

SILVER – The New Zealand International Wine Show, February 2022

87 POINTS - Bob Campbell, Real Review, January 2022

A chunky, dry riesling with green apple, lime juice and lemon blossom flavours. An initial hint of sweetness is quickly overpowered by assertive acidity that gives a dry and lenghty finish. Best drinking 2022-2029.

4.5 Points - Winestate Magazine

Well worth cellaring, this single-vineyard wine was estate-grown at Rapaura, in the Wairau Valley. Invitingly scented, it is medium-bodied, with very good intensity of vibrant, citrusy, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, and a crisp, dryish, persistent finish.

SILVER – The Marlborough Wine Show, October 2021

BRONZE – Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition, October 2021

21 Riesling