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  • "An impressively intense wine with good cellaring potential," - Bob Campbell 97/100
  • Dry, elegant Riesling from a small block of old vines in the Craighall Vineyard.
  • A beautiful lift and freshness run through this delicately ripe wine.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Golden-Yellow
Nose A burst of spring fruit flowers of apple and citrus liven up the nose and are tempered by fresh ginger, kaffir lime and lemon grass.
Palate A juicy and mouth covering acidity, with soft lemon and lime flavours opening up to Granny Smith apple, orange rind and yellow plum skin.
Food Pairing
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Dry, elegant Riesling from a small block of old vines in the Craighall Vineyard. A beautiful lift and freshness run through this delicately ripe wine. Carefully hand-picked relatively early in the season, capturing great fruit and minerality expressions in the glass.
Variety Riesling
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Martinborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 11.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Glass Stopper
Martinborough
The wine region of Martinborough is located in South Wairarapa on the southern end of the north island, and in only 30 years or so has gone from a sleepy colonial town to a world-class wine village.

The region has picked up numerous international awards since the 1990’s with Pinot Noir picking up the lion’s share of the medals. Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the flagship wine of the region, with some incredible wines being produced.

The mineral laden soils, combined with the cool climate provide the perfect backdrop for Pinot Noir, much as it has for centuries in Burgundy, France. Indeed the Pinot Noirs produced are very Burgundian in style, a compliment not adorned to many other wine regions worldwide.

The micro-climate of Martinborough is rather warm, with hills both to the east and west. Most all of the vineyards are located in thin strips around the northern and eastern sides of the town or on the Dry River to the south of Martinborough. All the vineyards follow dry riverbeds, which have the desired soil structure for viticulture.

Although Pinot Noir is the king of the reds, Shiraz is also cultivated and in the whites, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer and Pinot Gris are grown.
97
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Bob Campbell MW
Weighty, flavoursome riesling with citrus, lime, white rose, hints of tropical fruits, mango, passionfruit and oyster shell mineral flavours. Just a hint of sweetness is balanced by gentle acidity to give a drying finish. An impressively intense wine with good cellaring potential.

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