Two Rivers Juliet Riesling is a beautiful medium-styled Riesling with the sweetness (20gms) balanced perfectly by the acidity. Delicious!
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Aromas of Tahitian lime, honeysuckle and nougat are mixed with slightly spicy and savoury cashew nut notes. The palate is delicate and pure with a beautiful pithy texture, orange blossom and ripe citrus flavours. This super textural riesling has great palate weight and lovely fruit sweetness which adds great mouthfeel without being cloying.
A prolonged Indian summer with cool nights, typical of Marlborough, led to expressive wines with great natural acidity. The season produced pristine fruit with beautifully ripe flavours. Sourced from our Brookby Hill Vineyard, the fruit was hand harvested and gently 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."
Reviews for the 2020 vintage below…
Trophy for Champion Riesling – New Zealand International Wine Show 2020 (2020 Vintage)
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2020 (2020 Vintage)
Gold Medal & 95/100 – New World Wine Awards 2020 (2020 Vintage)
Gold Medal – New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2020 (2020 Vintage)
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Offering scintillating clarity and purity, the wine shows white flesh nectarine, lime sorbet, green tea and white floral aromas on the nose. The palate exhibits brilliant focus and linear mouthfeel wonderfully enhanced by subtle sweetness and vibrant acidity, making the wine wonderfully harmonious and seamlessly persistent. Style: Medium-dry. At its best: 2022 to 2032."
94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Completely seductive bouquet full of flowers and sweet citrus, green and red apple, crisp green pear, a touch of sherbet and a grey stone, flinty, wet slate minerality. On the palate – off dry with contrasting pure, fresh and lively acidity. Flavours reflect the nose, a lovely fresh satin texture and lengthy finish. Balanced, well made and delicious. Best drinking from today and through 2025."
NZIWS 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Lemon gold, clear, bright. The bouquet radiates citrus, flower nectar and passionfruit honey, and it's juicy and quenching in the just off-dry palate with honeysuckle, yellow citrus and stonefruit. The texture from ageing on yeast lees adds to its complexity."