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2017 Dry River Craighall Martinborough Riesling

2017 Dry River Craighall Martinborough Riesling

2017 Dry River Craighall Martinborough Riesling

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93+ Points
Dry, elegant Riesling from a small block of old vines in the Craighall Vineyard. Rigorous hand harvesting in multiple passes has brought a wine of supreme quality and potential. A beautiful lift and freshness run through this delicately ripe wine, with tropical notes wrapped around bright citrus and minerals. Drink soon or cellar a good while, this wine is superb as usual from Dry River.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Riesling

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

97/100 Bob Campbell

"Weighty, flavoursome riesling with citrus, lime, white rose, hints of tropical fruits, mango, passionfruit and oyster shell mineral flavours. Just a hint of sweetness is balanced by gentle acidity to give a drying finish. An impressively intense wine with good cellaring potential"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Riesling

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Martinborough / Wairarapa

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    11.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with SEAFOOD

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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