Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"This Riesling ‘M’ is designed from the “vineyard-in” in a medium-dry style and is dangerously drinkable. Lifted aromas of mandarin, pink grapefruit, and white peach follow onto vibrant, ripe flavours of the same with juicy lime with underlying slatey mineral notes. This wine is fine and soft with excellent fruit weight and concentration to counterbalance the mouth-watering acidity.
We had always been inspired by the great wines of the Mosel and when tasting the fruit from this block at Te Whare Ra, we thought that the flavour profile and acid balance, lent itself well to this medium-dry style of Riesling. We love the knife edge of tension in this style of wine – the perfect balance between the initial sweetness of the fruit and the lingering, chalky acidity."
96/100 Cameron Douglas MS, December 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Very attractive bouquet, pure, fruity, varietal and alluring. Aromas of white flowers, sweet lemon, crisp red apple, pear and quince. A core of minerality with a light saline note adds complexity. Off-dry on the palate with an immediate rush of fruit flavours and sweetness, immediately contrasted by a back bone of acidity and whisper of salinity. Flavours are persistent with mandarin and lime-flower now in the mix. Balanced, well-made and delicious. What’s not to like. Drink now and through 2025."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, December 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"This riesling is 'M' for meticulous and magnificent; the sunny-sweet bouquet shows lemon zest, lime sorbet, blossom and nectarine characters, leading to a gorgeously expressed palate that is focused and lively. The wine is gracefully slim yet powerful and dazzling with mouth-watering fruit flavours and fine texture, superbly enhanced by elegant sweetness and exuberant acidity, finishing impressively long and seductive. Style: Medium. At its best: now to 2030."