2017 Boneline Noble Riesling

2017 Boneline Noble Riesling

90 Points Richard Caro
2017 Boneline Noble Riesling
90 Points Richard Caro

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A sumptuous and very sweet noble Riesling from Boneline. One glorious side-effect of the difficult 2017 conditions was the development of gorgeous dry rot on some of the grapes, which were left to hang after the main harvest and were plucked a whole month later (at the very high sweetness level of 39.8 brix). Packed with marmalady tropical fruits and beeswaxy florals, this is a classic style delivered with palpable richness and charisma. Delicious!

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$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 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 its offerings.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on 2018 vintage

"Quince paste – fig nougat – toasted coconut – golden heart. Polished green gold with hues of dandelion and filtered sun-light. Classic lifted noble rot characters of apricot, caramelized pineapple and fruit preserves are met with the late harvest notes of lemon curd and rose petal. These are built upon with subtle toasted coconut and vanilla cream from the ex- tended oak maturation. Glorious summer peach, and fresh figs perfectly melt into butterscotch and schnapps. The firm acidity helped by fine black tea like tannins and warming alcohol ensure the sump-tuous sweetness never cloys at any point. Within a honey drop a story of the season."

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    2018 - 2038

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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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