Vineyard of the Year – NZ Organic Wine Awards 2021
This wine is absolutely delicious. The Chapman family's organic vineyard on the Glasnevin gravels of Waipara has had some serious recognition recently and was awarded the Organic Vineyard of the Year in 2021. This sweeter Riesling has become a bit of a signature wine for them and the 2021 is another star.
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"Gorgeously composed and styled, showing mango, grapefruit, potpourri and lemon peel aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that's brilliantly focused and beautifully flowing. It's wonderfully enhanced by elegant sweetness and juicy acidity, finishing impressively long and satisfying. Style: Medium. At its best: now to 2031."
Reviews for the 2020 vintage below…
18.5/20 Joelle Thomson, October 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Terrace Edge is a family-owned winery in North Canterbury that makes two Rieslings each year, each with varying degrees of residual sugar, and each a response to the growing conditions of the vintage. This wine contains 28 grams of residual sugar (medium sweet in style but tastes medium dry) and a smidgeon of botrytis at 1-2%. It tastes super fresh and is certified organic. It was a very dry, very clean year due to dry weather conditions."
5 Stars & 18.5/10 Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews, October 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Bright, even, straw-yellow with some depth. The nose is elegant, and poise, mouthwatering minerals, citrus fill the glass, along with an array of calming florals. Med-sweet to taste, medium-bodied, bright aromas of lime, mandarin has a taut core and mouthwatering; lime flowers unveil along with delicate spice, and crunchy minerals flow with tension to a long, lingering finish. The fruit is gentle and aromatic, grows in concentration; thirst-quenching taut acid cut provides balance to the sweetness and drives to a sustained finish. This is a medium-sweet, fragrant Riesling with a tight core of citrus, floral details and lengthy mineral tension. Match with crispy pork belly and classic fish & chips over the next 5 years. 0.5% botrytis, fermented in stainless steel to 12.5% alc."