Welcome

2013 Riverby Marlborough Chardonnay

2013 Riverby Marlborough Chardonnay

93 Points Sam Kim
2013 Riverby Marlborough Chardonnay
93 Points Sam Kim

In stock

Properly balanced and concentrated, this typifies the extreme quality-for-value of Marlborough Chard. Well, the quality could be accounted for by Riverby's 28 year old ungrafted Mendoza vines - yes, ungrafted! - but Marlborough certainly contributes freshness, expressive citrus and overall a gripping and mineral-streaked style of Chardonnay. Punchy yet serious, this wine is wildly underpriced.

In stock

Elsewhere up to $23.99 Save $5 $18.99 a bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

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

93/100 Sam Kim

"Stylish and elegant, the engaging bouquet shows white stone fruit, lemon peel and rockmelon characters with nuances of vanilla and flint. The palate is ripe, smooth and rounded, and delivers excellent fruit weight and bright acidity. Wonderfully structured and impressively long, this will evolve gracefully. At its best: now to 2019. $27.00."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with POULTRY
with VEGETARIAN FOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE WINES

Please wait...

You've just added to the cart

{{var product.name}}

{{var product.short_description}}

You may also like these wines

Continue shopping
View cart & checkout