Colour | pale green | yellow flint
Nose | lime blossom | clementine | spice
Palate | lime flesh | lemon zing | pity | sultry
Food matches | haloumi and mint | summer salads | squid | sashimi
The Winemaker | “crisp, sultry, succulent, verve, gin and tonic acidity and a stunning refreshing vibrancy”.
‘Best Riesling from New Zealand’ & New Zealand High Commission Perpetual Trophy, Canberra International Riesling Challenge, 2015
NZ Riesling Elite Gold (equal to or better than 96/100pts), Canberra International Riesling Challenge, 2015
Champion Riesling Trophy & Gold medal, International Aromatic Competition, 2015
- Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition, 2016
- Gold, Royal Easter Show, 2014
- Gold, Marlborough Wine Show, 2013
- Gold, Royal Easter Show, 2013
- Silver, Royal Easter Show, 2013
- Silver, Royal Easter Show, 2012
#2 in Top 10 – Cuisine Magazine
Earthy, broom flower florals give this dry wine a slightly â€œsauvageâ€ dimension. In the mouth, the racy acids take you on a great ride through colourful splashes of citrus and apple. It was made by winemaker Ben Glover, who also had a hand in our eighth-placed riesling.
90/100 – Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz – Oct 2014
Youthful and delightful, the delicately fragrant nose shows ripe citrus, fresh apple, floral and a touch of flinty notes. It’s juicy and vibrant on the palate with excellent focus and fine texture, finishing long and crisp. Charming, pure and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2020.
Best Buy – Cuisine Magazine – March 2014
This “totally seductive” wine rocked Cameron Douglas’s world and earned high praise from the entire panel. It’s a big, concentrated wine, beautifully fragrant, offering bright apple notes and a pure lick of acidity.
4.5 Stars – Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier for 2012 vintage
Generous and lush with a rich mix of citrus and apple fruit suggestions; apricot and mandarin skin add layers of generosity. An off-dry aroma of sweet lemonade popsicle adds both a familiar smell and a little more complexity. A striking texture with a particular focus on how the acidity captures the palate, but is forgiven by the generosity of fruit and lick of residual sugar. Sweet air, white flowers and wet stone flavours add to the length and appeal of this wine. A lovely example and great aperitif.
92/100 – goodfood.com.au by Ralph Kyte-Powell
Lovely varietal purity offering delicate floral, lime zest and slatey aromas. It’s not quite dry in the Australian sense, with a beautifully managed whisper of fruit sweetness woven through steely structure and high acidity. Delicious.