94 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
Value Pick
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Grape: 100% Riesling

$22.99 $17.99 elsewhere $22.99

Regions : North Canterbury

In stock


A firm favourite of ours and quite possibly the greater population due to its inherently lovable nature. A definite inclusion on our list of 'comfort wines', Main Divide Riesling is so easy to enjoy.

Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"Cooler than average Spring temperatures in North Canterbury led to a smaller set, resulting in excellent fruit concentration.  A warm Summer and long lingering Autumn then followed, allowing this smaller crop to reach optimum ripeness.

The nose is bursting with aromas of orange blossom, lime, white peach and tropical spices. The palate reveals further impressions of citrus and stone-fruit, with excellent body and concentration. There is a refreshing acidity and minerality to the wine, which balances perfectly with its off-dry finish."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"This is fabulously expressed on the nose showing grilled peach, apple, lemon curd and subtle honey notes. The palate is richly fruited and succulent with subtle sweetness and silky texture, wonderfully supported by bright acidity, finishing superbly long and delicious. Style: Medium-dry. At its best: now to 2022."

93/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Potent perfume of honey-lemon tea, barley sugar water, ripe limes, frangipani, ginger and lemongrass. Very evocative and enticing bouquet. Creamy, lush texture with faint kerosene notes, honeycomb, ripe apples and brown limes. Long in flavour, generous, still very fresh but with that development settling in nicely. Oh yeah."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"Offering great value, the 2015 vintage is full of personality. Delicious now, but also age-worthy, it is a fragrant, bright, light yellow/green wine. Finely poised, it is gently sweet (24 grams/litre of residual sugar), with strong, citrusy flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, balanced acidity, and a very harmonious finish. (From Pegasus Bay.)"

92/100 Nick Stock, (2015 Vintage)
"Trademark depth and complexity, plenty of lime marmalade and ripe stone fruit aromas and flavours. A smooth, dense and long palate."

4 Stars & 17.5/20 Raymond Chan, October 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Brilliant light golden-yellow colour with some depth and pale green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with aromas of ripe citrus fruits and a complex amalgam of honey musk, unfolding a little toastiness and some savoury stonefruit elements. Medium-dry to medium in taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a rich and sweetly succulent core with an array of citrus fruits entwined with honey, musk, toast and earthy stonefruits. The palate unfolds exotic tropical fruits and spice, and shows some unctuousness, balanced by a little phenolic texture and grip. The wine has soft acidity in the background and flows with good linearity to a rich, honied finish. This is a rich and succulent medium Riesling with a complex core of citrus fruits, honey, musk and toast, on a light phenolic-textured line. Match with Asian cuisine over the next 3-4 years. North Canterbury fruit cool-fermented to 12.5% alc. and 24 g/L RS, TA 6.5 g/L and pH 3.39."

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