2015 Dry River Martinborough Viognier

2015 Dry River Martinborough Viognier

94 Points Bob Campbell
2015 Dry River Martinborough Viognier
94 Points Bob Campbell

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This is New Zealand's answer to the classic Viogniers from France. All about delicate aromatics nestled in a full body and weighty, oily mouthfeel. This ripe and super-serious example from Dry river has all the typical stone fruit and florals but like any great Viognier, these are subtle and the point is pure textural power. Drinking beautifully now for a good few years, this will match with deceptively rich food.

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Its Origins

Dry River took its simple but evocative name from an historic sheep station that used to exist a few kilometres away on the dry, wandering river plains between Martinborough and lake Wairarapa. Planted by the visionary Neil and Dawn McCallum in 1979 - a good few years ahead of ‘old hand’ Alan Limmer in Gimblett Gravels - Dry River were not only ahead of the curve but can these days speak meaningfully about the old vine presence and impact on the estate’s production. With an approach and culture that feels quite European, Dry River are interested in sustainability and minimal intervention - especially in the winery - but always with a reasoned eye for what is pragmatic and particular to their terroir. Eschewing the Kiwi obsession with varietal flavour-making and wines to drink now, Dry River focus their impressive resources on the simple but complex task of producing and preserving true physiological ripeness, in this way making wines of extreme quality and balance that are often approachable young but reach their true expression after some years in cellar.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Bob Campbell

"Impressively ripe and concentrated Viognier with apricot, tree fruit, liquorice and exotic spice flavours. Dry, restrained wine, with an ethereal texture and lingering finish. A suggestion of spritzig adds welcome freshness."

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

The 2015 vintage (4.5*) is fragrant and fleshy, with rich, vibrant, peachy, citrusy flavours, a faint suggestion of sweetness, and a well-rounded finish. It's still very youthful, but delicious young; drink now or cellar."

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    2016 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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.

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