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2015 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Rick’s Picks
94 Points Sam Kim
2015 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
94 Points Sam Kim

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A sophisticated and elegant Sauvignon Blanc with acidity that's beautifully fresh (but not aggressive) and Marlborough aromatics that are clear and clean (but not overpowering). Superb quality for the price, Riverby is a neighbour of Cloudy Bay and produces classy wines that are consistently underpriced for the quality.

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Overview

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

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

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"This ticks all the right Marlborough sauvignon boxes. It is punchy and attractive on the nose displaying nectarine, feijoa, mandarin and elegant herbaceous characters. The palate offers equally appealing fruit flavours and concentration, beautifully framed by juicy acidity. Very long and delectable. At its best: now to 2018. $21.00. www.riverbyestate.com. May 2016."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2018

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SALMON
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

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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