A major factor in Riverby’s success is the total control over all grape production on the single estate vineyard. A significant portion of the vineyard consists of vines with considerable age and this is complemented by slightly younger vines utilising modern clones. This combination of vine age and meticulous clonal selection is readily apparent in the high quality fruit being produced. Vines were first planted in 1989; on land that had previously been used for cropping and sheep farming. Further plantings have continued over the years, until now over 70 hectares are planted out in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Semillon, and Syrah. The most recent planting is of Gruner Veltliner. As part of Riverby’s focus on viticultural excellence, yields are kept very low and several varieties are hand picked. Sustainable grape-growing techniques are practiced throughout the whole grape-growing and winemaking cycle.
What The Critics Say
18.5/20 Raymond Chan
"Bright, even, pale straw-yellow colour. The bouquet is tight and intense with a refined amalgam of talc botrytis entwined with notes of citrus fruits and honey, all expressed with elegance. Very sweet to taste, this is elegant and finely presented with intensity and cut. The honey and botrytis talc flavours are prominent with the pure citrus fruit line in support. The mouthfeel is refreshingly luscious and has excellent acid poise and cut, the textures soft and fine. This grows in richness and decadence, and the flavours lead to a softly textured, lingering finish with an array of talc, honey and musky blossom elements. This is an elegant Riesling dessert wine with freshness and fine botrytis that buids in richness. Match with fruit-based and baked desserts over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked botrytised fruit from selected rows fermented to 9.0% alc. and 128 g/L rs, TA 7.6 g/L and pH 3.21. (375 ml) 18.5/20 Jun 2013 RRP $35.00."
91+/100 Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"Pale straw colored, the 2012 Noble Riesling is redolent of lemon pastilles and lime cordial with hints of jasmine and musk perfume. Sweet and rich in the mouth, it has a beautiful line of acidity giving wonderful lift and vivacity through the long finish. Drink it now to 2019+."
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