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Great Summer sipping, with ripe juicy flavours, finishing dry

Elegant with delicate, bright, floral aromas

Serve as an aperitif, and with Thai, Vietnamese or Japanese cuisine

Hunter's Marlborough Riesling 2018

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Hunter's Marlborough Riesling 2018

Hunter's Marlborough Riesling 2018

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Hunter's Riesling is a youthful off-dry wine exhibiting fresh lime, citrus and green apple characteristics with hints of tropical fruits...
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38


The 2018 Hunter’s Riesling is made using the best parcels of fruit from the vintage. It shows a bright, floral and citrus nose and a focused, ripe palate that finishes dry. This wine is ready to drink now but also has excellent cellaring potential.

A warm spring with no frosts greeted the growing season late 2017 and allowed for a quick flowering period over all varieties. The Sauvignon Blanc, which normally takes a couple of weeks to go through flowering, was over in 2 days which related to a condensed harvest period in March. A warm dry summer up until Christmas, the season turned slightly to become wet and warm in the New Year, meaning no irrigation was needed and larger canopies on the vines. Ripe flavours at lower brix meant we could pick earlier compared to previous years.

Riesling makes such pretty wine so our main aim when making it is to hold onto the floral aromas and fresh characters. We do this by employing anaerobic winemaking techniques. Grapes were harvested from two different sites and kept separate for fermentation. The fermentation itself was done at cool temperatures in tank using neutral yeasts. The wines were then blended, ready for bottling. Like its predecessors this wine will reward cellaring for the next 4 to 6 years.

"Fruit sherbet and sour worms tangy notes lead the nose, moving into a citrus and stonefruit spectrum. This moves across the citrus fruits, at times lemon, other orange, then lime, with that backbone of fruit sherbet. A real, zesty zing to this sporting lovely brightness and freshness. Perfect stuff for a hot summer's day." Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times


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Always the best

George - 12/11/2018


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