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
95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"This is unctuous and luscious; the gloriously rich bouquet shows creme brulee, Manuka honey, marmalade and candied orange peel notes, leading to a concentrated palate that is splendidly sweet and mouthfilling. It is substantial and saturated with rich fruit intensity, well balanced by refreshing acidity. At its best: now to 2022. $35.00. 375 ml. www. riverbyestate.com. Sept 2018."
93/100 Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"My favorite of the three vintages is the 2016, which shows classic botrytis notes and a bit less ripeness than the 2015. The 2016 Noble Riesling starts with hints of marmalade and apricot, then quickly adds vibrant citrus notes of bergamot and lime, which give shape to the palate and elongate the finish. A lovely wine." Drink 2018 - 2030
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