Trophy for Champion Riesling – New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2019
Runner Up for Champion Wine in Show – New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Medium dry in style, Juliet Riesling is thirst quenching with a delicious mouthfeel. Aromas of mandarin peel and orange blossom are mixed with subtle vanilla bean and white floral notes. Delicate and pure with a slight quinine tonic type texture, releasing pithy citrus flavours of lemon curd and Cox’s Orange. This Riesling has a delicious mouthfeel and nicely coats the mouth without being cloying.
After the warm, dry summer 2019 was an amazing vintage with pristine fruit, small berries, and great concentration. Sourced from our Brookby Hill Vineyard, the fruit was hand harvested and had 24 hours skin contact before being lightly pressed. The cool fermentation was stopped when the sweetness and acidity were in perfect balance. The wine then rested on yeast lees for three months to gain texture and palate weight. The acidity, texture and minerality of this wine interplay harmoniously."
Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, October 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"Two Rivers Juliet Riesling 2019 is a flavoursome riesling with lime, marmalade, citrus, white flowers and saline, oyster shell flavours. A hint of sweetness is balanced by tangy acidity creating lovely tension. An appealing, edgy wine with development potential."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
Trophy for Champion Riesling – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2018
NZIWS 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Evocatively scented, hinting of apple and rose spice, with an exciting vibrancy to the zingy taste. It’s flinty and slatey with spiced apple and lime and a delightful shimmer of sweetness to the mouthwatering finish."