Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2020
Gold Medal & 95/100 – New World Wine Awards 2020
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"A perfumed wine with nuances of lime, pear and citrus blossom underpinned by spice and nectarine characters. The palate is dry with intense ripe fruit flavours with a crispy, racy and refreshing long finish of mineral and slate.
Our 2019 Riesling is made from grapes grown on Mount Riley’s Litchfield and Anderson Vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. A growing season with warm summer temperatures gave the perfect conditions for excellent flavour development and the remarkable aromatics that this classic wine is known for.
Grapes were harvested in pristine condition then crushed and destemmed. Fermentation was carried out at cool temperatures in stainless steel to achieve absolute purity of fruit."
NWWA 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Riesling would have to be high on a list of ‘desert island’ wines – great flavours, aging ability, wide range of styles and perfect with fish… assuming there will be fish on the island. Youthful and understated with lovely acidity and balance. Pristine aromas of nice green lime zest and delicate white flowers, there’s a delightful fineness, accenting the crisp acidity."
91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Beautifully poised and delicate, the wine shows nectarine, lemon/lime peel and subtle jasmine notes on the nose, leading to a focused palate that's finely textured and delightfully flowing. It's well supported by bright acidity, making it wonderfully structured and persistent. At its best: now to 2026."