2016 Boneline Waipara Riesling

2016 Boneline Waipara Riesling

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91 Points Richard Caro
2016 Boneline Waipara Riesling
91 Points Richard Caro

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This special Riesling from Boneline is full of the mineral character derived from Waipara's lime soils. Last vintage of this wine was labeled their "Dry Riesling" but this year enjoys a little more richness, capturing the grape's crisp tree fruit and citrus notes within a fine texture smoothing over a refeshing, bright acidity. A superb drop from a highly promising producer and region for the grape, the Boneline is a delight as aperitif or accompaniment to white meats.

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$20.99 in mixed 6+ or $23.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Boneline are a Waipara operation with a serious focus on terroir. Waipara’s lime-rich soils and nearly identical climate to Chablis allow Boneline to explore stylistic bridge points between the more restrained French and more brightly fruited characteristics of New Zealand terroir wines. The name Boneline itself invokes a network of ideas linking their wines and terroir to the primordial history of the site, directly referring to fossilised fish bones that have been found around the Waipara River - which also appear on their labels - and indirectly referring to the lime in the soil, itself a residue of fish calcium that forms the various bone-like substrata of many Waipara vineyards and makes the region such a special place for wine. Bringing to their work a broad range of human and marketing as well as winemaking talents, Boneline look set to define new possibilities for their exceptional place and it’s offerings.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current vintage

"Brilliant pale straw with lime green hues. Aromatics of ripe apple enhanced by lifted florals. Even texture building through mid palate to ripe golden delicious apple with soft edged persistence. Long textured finish winding to conclusion in clean fruity acidity."

Stats & Food Matching

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    Canterbury / Waipara

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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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