2017 Riverby Estate Gruner Veltliner

91 Points Sam Kim
In stock
European in style and one of New Zealand's best accomplishments in Gruner. This classy drop is all about a restrained but succulent palate of salivating wet stones and tree fruit with subtle nuances of musky spice and florals. Always making elegant wines, Riverby have somewhat excelled themselves here. A great aperitif or fish wine, this is one to try.
$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle

Grape

Gruner Veltliner

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

91/100 Sam Kim

"It is finely scented on the nose showing white flesh stone fruit, lemon peel, grapefruit and subtle flinty characters, leading to a focused and beautifully weighted palate that is bright and linear. The wine offers excellent fruit purity and vibrancy, superbly structured by steely acidity. At its best: now to 2023. $24.00. www.riverbyestate.com. Sept 2018." Drink 2018 - 2023

Very Good to Excellent, Otago Daily times, Mark Henderson

"Floral and expressive with peach, citrus and tangy grassiness, stonefruits with aeration. Fatness on entry, almost a soapy softness, but the acid floods in to snap it back into line. Lime, cut grass and some exotic fruit flavours on a luscious, rich mid-palate before a little chalkiness on the close. Bright, fresh and fun with different flavours to explore."

Variety Gruner Veltliner
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2018 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK
with VEGETARIAN FOOD

Taste

2

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