Double Gold Medal – Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019
Selected for the 2020 Fine Wines of New Zealand List
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"This wine has gorgeous lifted aromas of jasmine, fresh lemon, and ripe Kaffir lime follow through on to the palate. Flavours of fresh lime juice, lemon sorbet and ripe grapefruit with hints of floral spice are balanced by a fine backbone of ripe acidity. This Riesling is a dry style which has excellent fruit weight and concentration to balance the lingering mineral acid structure. This wine is finely structured with great length of flavour."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, December 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Offering terrific precision and clarity, the wine shows delicate aromas of fresh apple, lemon peel and lime sorbet on the nose, leading to a brilliantly focused palate that's bright and persistent. It's exquisitely composed and styled with classic structure, ensuring its gracious development. Certified organic. Style: Dry. At its best: 2021 to 2030."
94/100 Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com (2017 Vintage)
"Very attractive lime and lemon-pith aromas here. Scintillatingly pure and fragrant and very subtly flinty, too. The palate has a long and chiseled core of limes with neat and seamless, pitch-perfect acidity giving length and drive."
94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, November 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Immediately engaging bouquet of Riesling with intense, precise and pure fruit aromas of citrus showing lime and lemon, some orange peel then apple and white blossom. Equally pure and precise on the palate, dry and with flavours that mirror the nose. Crisp and tense with plenty of acidity, developing complexity and core of fruit. Long finish, a great aperitif wine for Summer. Lovely drinking now, but will continue to age and offer great drinking from today and through 2025+. By the way the ‘D’ refers to this wine as a dry style."
93/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, September 2020 (2017 Vintage)
"A touch of the classic ‘diesel’ maturity accompanied by honeycomb, ripe citrus, honeysuckle. Juicy in the palate with chalky edge, some brisk lemony tang below green apple juice and more of the honeycomb (but light) characters to taste. Bouncy, bright and vivacious, a generous style per se, but with freshness on its side. Flavour town. Lovely."