Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2021
Gold Medal & 95/100 – New World Wine Awards 2021
Gold Medal – Marlborough Wine Show 2021
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"The grapes for this wine were grown in the Wairau and Awatere Valley’s of Marlborough. The Awatere fruit provides freshness and acidity and the Wairau fruit a riper flavour spectrum. Warm summer temperatures made for the perfect conditions to create mouthwatering flavours in this classic Mount Riley wine.
We harvested the fruit during the night in cool temperatures so that the natural flavours and aromatics were preserved. The grapes were gently pressed and the juice settled prior to fermentation. A small percentage was fermented in barrel to accentuate texture and complexity in the wine while the remainder was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain the bright, varietal aromatics.
Aromas of bright florals with apple and pear notes underscored with a fresh herbal seam with compliments of spice. The wine is just off-dry with ripe fruit flavours, rich texture and fresh acidity.
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"Attractively ripe and elegantly fragrant with white flesh peach, green pear, subtle spice and crunchy apple characters, it's juicy and supple on the palate delivering rounded mouthfeel and silky flow. Harmonious and comforting with a long moreish finish. At its best: now to 2024."
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Family owned and operated, Mount Riley produces wines of outstanding quality and value, one of those producers that epitomises Marlborough's proud earth-to-glass spirit to bring forth a purity and strength of character and flavour that represents the land's energy with every vintage.
Adjoining the winery - surrounded by Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - is Mount Riley's cellar door, which boasts a collection of wine-inspired photos by renowned Kiwi photography Marti Friedlander.
Guests are encouraged to make use of picnic tables, petanque area, and outdoor fire place. Founded by John Buchanan, collaborating with daughter Amy and son-in-law Matt, John emphasises Mount Riley's independent spirit that hinges on a dependence on the strength and talent of his family, a family that encompasses their hand-picked viticulturalists, distributors, and loyal wine enthusiasts from all around the globe.