2018 Riverby Cicada Marlborough Gewurztraminer

95 Points Sam Kim
In stock
A very typical and satisfying kiwi Gewurz, that always overdelivers on price. It is sweet but not too sweet, with classic florals and tropicals leading to a delicate finish. From Riverby Estate, the Cicada label has a proven track record with Marlborough's beautiful aromatics, as evidenced by the stellar reviews. But this super-value wine is not made every year — so try it now!
$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle



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 handpicked. Sustainable grape-growing techniques are practiced throughout the whole grape-growing and winemaking cycle.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"The wine is wonderfully fruited and classically perfumed on the nose showing mango, lychee, grilled pineapple and subtle Turkish Delight notes. It is concentrated and plush on the palate with excellent weight and intensity, backed by velvety mouthfeel and refreshing acidity, making it delectably appealing and highly enjoyable. $24.00. www.riverbyestate.com. Oct 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024

Variety Gewurztraminer
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2019 - 2024

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