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
94/100 Sam Kim
"A fabulous dry riesling; the charmingly fragrant bouquet shows white flesh stone fruit, Gala apple, lemon peel
and jasmine characters, leading to a vibrant palate that is finely textured and linear. The wine is exquisitely styled
offering excellent fruit purity and lively mouthfeel, finishing impressively long and refined. Style: Dry." Drink 2019 - 2027
4 Stars Michael Cooper
"Unfolding well, the 2017 vintage (4*) is fresh and medium-bodied, with strong, lemony flavours, slightly toasty, bottle-aged notes adding complexity, balanced acidity and a finely balanced (6 grams/litre of residual sugar), lengthy finish."
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