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  • A slightly spritzy Riesling that's almost impossible not to love.
  • Crafted by the enigmatic & poetic Tim Coney.
  • Low alcohol with a hint of botrytis influence.

Tasting Notes

Colour Light Gold
Nose Sassy aromatics of lime, citrus blossom and honeysuckle dance beside sweet hints of botrytis.
Palate A gentle fizz bubbles beneath racy flavours of lemon sherbet, green apple, honeysuckle and mandarin. Just the right acidity to balance the higher sugar content with a long, mineral driven finish.
Food Pairing Pan seared flounder with parsley sauce.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Hand harvest with keen attention to detail, this Riesling is made from the infamous Dry River Road. 31g R/S disguises the low alcohol percentage and a slight effervescence sets it apart from other wines.
Variety Riesling
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Martinborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 10.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Te Mānia
Te Mānia (the Maori name for “The Plains”) is a family-owned Nelson winery, located near the beautiful coastline of Tasman Bay. The vineyards here flourish on the ancient alluvial terraces through which rivers flow from the mountains to the sea. It’s these stony soils, combined with Nelson’s cool maritime climate and high sunshine hours, that produce grapes and wines of the finest quality. The Te Mānia vineyards in Nelson enjoy the most sunshine hours of all New Zealand grape growing regions. This sunshine and warmth are moderated by the afternoon sea breeze which rolls in cooling the vineyards. This gradual ripening over a long growing season from September till harvest between late March till the end of April slowly builds intense flavour in the grapes.

Combining this fabulous Nelson climate with ancient free-draining stony clay loam soils is perfect for handcrafting vibrant fruit driven white wines and well-structured elegant red wines of exceptional quality. Helped along with managing the vineyard organically, the team at Te Mānia can truly express the natural terroir of the vineyard and environment in their wines.
First established in 1978, located just over 75 minutes east of Wellington on North Island, New Zealand, Martinborough is fast becoming a celebrated wine region thanks to its sought after Pinot Noirs and aromatic Sauvignon blancs which are both known to be full in flavor with a polished finish. In only three decades, Martinborough has been revolutionized as a leading world class wine village, thanks to its combination of old world and new world style. What this wine region lacks in size, it makes up for it in the distinct quality of wine that it produces.

Martinborough is one of the three wine sub-regions of Wairarapa, along with Gladstone and Masterton, and is linked from the Ruamahanga River to the Tararua mountains to Palliser Bay. The soil of this area are made up of river gravels and Martinborough is blessed with a warm micro climate which means cool autumns and springs combined with hot summers and cool nights. The unique soil content and favorable climate of Martinborough results in complex and varied wines that this region is known for.


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